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Title: The Beaches leader
Uniform Title: Beaches leader
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Beaches Leader
Place of Publication: Jacksonville Beach Fla
Publication Date: February 21, 2007
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Midweek Edition February 21, 2007


The



BEACHES


Vol. 44, No. 68


LEADER


Serving the communities of Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Mayport and Ponte Vedra Beach since 1963


Fishing Heats Up


Greenways trail may include Mayport


by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
STAFF WRITER
A portion of Mayport fishing village may be
connected to a greenway, an off-road path for
hikers and bikers, that spans a large area of the
East Coast.
Members of the East Coast Greenway
Alliance leadership will visit with members of
the Mayport Waterfront Partnership on March
9 at 11:30 a.m. to discuss including Mayport
in the East Coast Greenway, an off-road path
which spans 3,000 miles from Maine to Key
West.


This red bass caught in a canal near the Supt. and board member
Guana River had 63 spots. See B-2.

New hotelier coming to meet at FHS Thursday

by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
STAFF WRITER
Students at Fletcher High School are required
to have four science credits to graduate and the
state has mandated that science is a school
grading requirement for the FCAT, but Fletcher
lacks needed facilities, according to Cindy
4Anderson, chair of the School Advisory Council


A new hotel is planned for the west side
of Mayport Road. See story, A-6


Police Beat

Man claim

to be Jesu

while joggi

nearly nud
FROM STAFF. ...


A St. Augustine man
dressed in his under-
wear and claiming to
be Jesus Christ was
arrested Saturday after
interfering with traffic
near the J. Turner
Butler bridge in
Jacksonville Beach.


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Richard Price Pickard, 57, was
only socks and boxer shorts whe
charged with resisting arrest v
lence after fighting with officers
stop him from running into o
traffic, the report said.
Police responded to the call
they observed Pickard with gla
and his left arm drawn up to his
the east side of the bridge.
Pickard refused to speak with
and swore at them when they at
to reach for him. He was hit wit
after he displayed aggressive
toward police but pulled it out a
to run up the bridge into traffic.
Officers tackled Pickard on th
the road and deployed sever
rounds from the taser because hi
ued to resist and stated that he v
Christ.


I-Gruana talk


Joe Burgess, a ranger at the Guana
reserve south of Ponte Vedra Beach,
holds one of the creatures he will discuss
at the noon March 2 brown bag lecture at
the Guana's Environmental Education
Center. Burgess will highlight the unique
wildlife that inhabit the islands of the West
Indies. Admission to the center, off State
Road AlA about 12 miles south of Micklder
Road, is $3 for adults.


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(SAC).
Fletcher High
School, 700 Seagate
Ave., has been
denied improved sci-
ence facilities for
more than eight
years, despite admin-
istrative requests,
Anderson said.
Members of the
community have the
opportunity to
address this issue at a
community school


TO COMPARE:

Stanton College
Preparatory High
School has 1,400
students and 10
science labs.
Fletcher has
2,600 students
and five labs


wl, 5 board meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. in the
, Fletcher auditorium. Beaches representative
Nancy Broner as well as the Superintendent
e Joseph Wise are expected to be in attendance.
The SAC,is proposing the school board build
a new science classroom on the. campus,
Anderson said.
)re "Science is not an optional thing," Anderson
said, citing the increased requirements for
lice graduation.
,at, She said that Fletcher's population has con-
tinued to grow while facilities have not. She
A-6 noted that some of Fletcher's five labs are not
fully functioning.
Fletcher was built in 1964 and, according to
wearing Anderson, the school board has denied previ-
n he was ous requests for improvement based on expens-
vith vio- es to fix the old labs and the fact that the school
trying to does not meet current building code require-
ncoming ments. A new building could be erected that
would meet the current codes, she said.
and said After Dr. Wise toured the school last year, he
assy eyes assured one of the chemistry teachers that he
chest on would obtain help to complete the conversion
of a "portable" building, previously used as a
officers daycare center, into an additional science lab
attempted room, Anderson said. The teacher had made
th a taser the request in writing the year before,
behavior Anderson said, so she explained that she
and tried resolved to follow up on the request "with the
blessing of the SAC."


e side of
al more
e contin-
was Jesus


Photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Jade Santiago, left, and Luke Carter, right, are with their
teacher, James Allen, in his science lab in the waning
moments of Tuesday's school day.
Science Classes at Fletcher include:
Chemistry
Physics
Biology
Many courses are advanced placement classes


by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
A church will occupy the space in the Atlantic
Theatres building where a nightclub planned to
move.
The Vineyard will relocate its beach campus from a
strip center along Third Street North to the 17,000-
square-foot theater at 751 Atlantic Boulevard in
Atlantic Beach.
Senior Pastor Lee Brookins Tuesday confirmed the
move and said the lease was finalized last Thursday.
"It's a done deal. We are moving April 1," he said.
Freebird Live, a live music venue at 200 1st Street
North in Jacksonville Beach, had obtained a use by
exception to operate in the space adjacent to an exist-
ing comedy club, but last week announced it will
remain at its current location.
Brookins said church officials were surprised when
Freebird Live announced its plans to lease the space
because they had been in talks with owner Chris
Hionides for months over leasing some property.
"We were talking with him about properties and
that was one of them," he said. "We thought
[Freebird Live] was a done deal. We just said, 'oh well,
I guess that's over.'"
Brookins said The Vineyard has faced past opposi-'
tion when seeking permission to open new locations
in both Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach.
"Storefront space is hard -to find because people
want stores, not churches," Brookins said. "They are
trying to draw in customers."


"I increasingly regard Mayport as a crit-
ical link in the greenway through First
Coast Florida," said Herb Hiller, a local
author and contact for the alliance.
The greenway trail, which is 20 percent
complete, is the result of a trail develop-
ment project that was launched 14 years
ago by the alliance. The group's vision
was to create a continuous link to East
Coast cities that would be traffic free and
accessible to bikers, pedestrians and in-
line skaters, according to the organiza-
tion.
See GREENWAY, A-3


The Jacksonville Beach City Council rejected plans
for The Vineyard to move into the downtown rede-
velopment district because it would take up commer-
cial space and could not fulfill the city's parking
requirements. Brookins said the Neptune Beach plans
fell through because the property owner did not want
to lease to a church.
Growing pains prompted both Freebird Live and
The Vineyard to seek larger digs. Freebird owner Judy
Jenness said the club's stage is too small.
Brookins said the church services are standing
room only with the congregants standing up against
the wall.
"We've been there for five years. We've just out-
grown ourselves," he said. "We are going from 7,000-
square-feet to 17,000-square-feet. This will allow us
to grow."
In addition to its weekly worship, The Vineyard
also hosts a number of christian youth groups such as
Bible study, Young Life and Wild Life as well as pro-
viding room for Alcoholics Anonymous and other
community organizations.
Once the move is complete, Brookins said the space
will be converted into a main meeting room with
classroom facilities but he stressed that the church
presence will not compromise the overall commercial
area.
"It will not be turned into a church-looking facility
at all," he said. "There will be no steeples, stained
glass windows or pews. It will be clean, nice and func-
tional."


Photo SUBMITTED:
MAGICAL-Travis Marron's adept handling of
a flashing cane was part of the magical stage
act that earned him first place in the Magic by
The Bay Youth Stage Competition in Tampa
last weekend. The Jacksonville Beach boy, 12,
is in sixth grade at St. Paul's Catholic School
and has been performing magic for five years.
He also scored higher than all adults.


Navy invites public

comment on plans

to test offshore
FROM STAFF


The Navy is seeking public input on its plans
to test and train offshore in Florida, Georgia and
South Carolina.
A meeting to receive comments on environ-
mental concerns will be held Feb. 23 from 5 to
8 p.m. at The Sea Turtle Inn in Atlantic Beach,
The requested comments are part of tlie
Navy's effort to develop an Environmental
Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS), Navy officials
said.
Together the (AX Range Complex encom-
passes 27 square milesQf land area; 62,596 nau-
tical miles of special use airspace (SUA); and
50,090 nautical miles of sea space.
The proposed EIS/OEIS is to achieve and
maintain Fleet readiness using the Jacksonville
1.AX\I Range Complex "to support current,
emerging, and future training operations and
Research, Development, Testing & Evaluation
IRDT&Ei operations; expand warfare missions;
and upgrade/modernize existing range capabili-
ties to enhance and sustain Navy training and
testing."
The Navy is trying to identify community
concerns and local issues to be addressed in the
EIS/OEIS. Federal agencies, state agencies, local
agencies, organizations and interested persons
may provide comments to the Navy to identify
specific issues or topics of environmental con-
cern that should be addressed.
Written comments must be postmarked by
March 13 and should be mailed to: Naval
Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast,
Building 135, PO Box 151, Ajax Street,
Jacksonville, FL 32212-0151, Attention: Mr.
John D. Conway, PG.
www.JacksonvilleRangeComplexEIS.com


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Photo by UZA MITCHELL
Construction tape and safety cones mark the
beginning of the Home Depot construction at
South Beach Regional Shopping Center in
Jacksonville Beach. A 12-foot concrete and
panel screen wall will be installed at the rear
of the former K-Mart building to block sound.
Once the wall is in, crews will demolish the
former retail store and rebuild the Home
Depot using the same square footage.
Demolition is expected to take up to four
months and construction is estimated to take
six months.


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Calendar................A-8
Classified ..............B-5
Fishing .....................B-2
Obituaries ..............A-7
Copyright 2007 by
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Opinion ................A-4
Police Beat .............. A-6
Sports ..................... B-1
Weather....................A-2
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Thursday 53 35
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Saturday 58 23
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Departure from Normal for the Week ...-0.77"

Rainfall for the Year .............................. 4.59"
Normal Rainfall for the Year* ..............5.69"
Departure from Normal for the Year .....-1.10"
Normals for Jacksonville Beach


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Thursday
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Friday
Mostly Sunny
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Saturday
Partly Cloudy
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Sunday
Partly Cloudy
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Saturday
Wind: SE 10-15 kts Seas: 2-4 ft
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Wind: SE 15-20 kts Seas: 4-6 ft


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compiled by Laura Fowler




Make reservations late

for PV chamber event

-The Ponte Vedra Beach Chamber of Commerce proudly announced
list week one of its signature events its 13th annual dinner and
awards ceremony.
iAnd this, association of 300+ business and professional people,
apparently appreciating the busy schedule? of its members, js extra lib-
eral in its reservation requireA?'tiel thiis 'ea r. '
The event will be held Tuesday, March 20, and, according to the
chamber's press release, reservations must be made by March 22.
Chamber members registering in the last two days may want to
bring their own dinners, just in case.
. They also may want to reread Louis Carroll's tale of Alice Through
the Looking Glass and consult the Queen, who is able to remember
things before they happen.


WANTED: Man with hair

A police sketch artist would face a JR EEZE
daunting task in trying to draw a like-
ness of a car thief who abandoned his i1 .:
booty last week after driving onto a *i- ,.
XT-A T - C- .


goir course at the Ponte vedra Inn &
Club.
A St. Johns County Sheriff's report
notes that several witnesses gave con-
flicting descriptions of the suspect,
who ran away after the car got stuck in
the back yard of a home.
One woman said the suspect was a
black male. Another witness described
him as a white male with blond hair.
The Jacksonville Beach police offi-
cers who chased the car from Butler
Boulevard, however, "described the
suspet't"af a"-higianic male, with a
goatee," notes the report by Deputy
Christopher Alexander.
So, at this point, police are hard at
work searching for a man.... with hair.
who runs fast.
Good luck.


-: ,I '


Graorilc Illustralion: cltoarl


In Jax Beach, sharing is caring
Ah, Jacksonville Beach an area known for its beautiful
beaches, unique restaurants and . a plethora of readily
available drugs?
In a photo gallery on the Web site for a rock band called
Dogs of Winter, the band posted pictures of a gig in
Jacksonville Beach this past May during its Blessed Unrest
Tour.
Upon arrival at a popular night spot, the band said one of
its members "was offered more drugs in the first 10 minutes
than at any bodega in NYC."
OK, so its not the best PR campaign for the city, but at
least no one can say there's no southern hospitality here.
Those friendly drug pushers were just trying to share.
Y'all come back now, ya hear?


Send your ideas for Freestyle to
fowler@beachesleader.com

Leave it to Beaver to

ask what a "Hoohaa" is.




Sp ir I fl The Atlantic Theaters switched from
"vagina" to "hoo-haa" then back again
to tone down the title of the play "The
Vagina Monologues" on its marquee,
and the incident became the brouha-
ha (better yet, the hoo-haha) heard
'round the world thanks to some
national TV news coverage.
Consequently, the Beaches were
branded as an area full of, shall we say,
reactionary residents, stuck in the
Leave it to Beaver era.
But now the theater seems to have
done a 180.
The wait staff at Atlantic Theater's
comedy club Saturday night were all
wearing promotional T-shirts for the
--_ play that boldly read "Team Vagina."
Seeing the young male servers wear-
ing the clearly mandated shirts gave
some customers a good laugh as they
wondered: would the same generation
of guys balk at buying feminine
hygiene products for a wife or sister?
Those who are man enough to wear
the wordd "Vagina" proudly across
their backs certainly wouldn't blush at
having to buy a lone box of tampons,
would they?


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AROUND THE BEACHES


Vestcor starts demo
at Mayport village
The development company
that is re-vamping Mayport
Village has contracted a com-
pany to demolish some of the
buildings on its properties,
Edward Lukacovic, senior envi-
ronmental planner for the city
of Jacksonville's planning and
development department, said
at a Mayport Waterfront
Partnership meeting Tuesday.
Vestcor has demolished the
former Mayport Waterfront
Partnership building as well as
most of the former Atlantic
Seafood property. Other build-
ings that will be demolished
include La Cruise Casino and
Strickland's, according to
Lukacovic.
Lukacovic told partnership
members that he thought
Vestcor began demolishing the
buildings because it may
reduce their taxes, but he was
uncertain if that was the rea-
son. However, partnership
member Paul Parsons said it
was because of liability issues.
Boaters can report
damaged signs
Boaters may report dam-
aged or missing buoys and
signs by calling 1-866-405-
BUOY (2869). The statewide
toll-free number is part of the


On-Call Response Program
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) has launched to allow
boaters to report the potential
hazards. When reporting a
damaged or missing waterway
marker that poses a hazard,
boaters should relay: the loca-
tion of the hazard, including
GPS coordinates, the water-
body name, nearby land-
marks, county and the nearest
city or town; a brief descrip-
tion of the problem; and the
reporter's name and contact
information.
"By reporting damaged
waterway markers, reporters
assist us with keeping these
markers from becoming a
safety hazard," said Capt.
Carol Keyser, FWC's Boating
and Waterways unit leader.
Working with local marine
contractors, the FWC will
work quickly to repair or
remove reported navigational
and waterway hazards caused
by damaged signs and buoys.
The On-Call Response Team
will respond quickly to
reported problems. For more
information on boating and
waterway safety, visit:
MyFWC.com/boating.


Jax Beach cops to
spend $10,000 on
new flashlights
The Jacksonville Beach City
Council Monday accepted a
law enforcement grant to pur-
chase police equipment
including $10,432 worth of
mini-flashlights with holsters.
"It will give them better,
readily available lights than
they have now," City
Manager George Forbes said,
Grant monies will also be
used to cover the cost of over-
time for the city's Downtown
CAPE program and purchase
SWAT equipment, including
pole cameras that allow offi-
cers to look in windows dur-
ing high-risk scenarios.
The council at a special
workshop prior to the regular
meeting also reviewed the
city's annual financial report
for the 2006 fiscal year.
A private auditor deter-
mined that there were no
irregularities in the report and
that the city is in sound
financial shape.


BUDDY BEARS


Greenway:
Cont. from A-1
Hiller said that he also
wants to discuss making the
St. Johns River ferry crossing a
highlight of the greenway,
according to an e-mail.
It is possible that the green-
way trail could be a combined
effort with a bicycle trail proj-
ect that the city oft,
Jacksonville' is" implementing u
The bicycle trail could con-
nect from the ferry, through
Mayport Village .and to Hanna
Park, according to Barbara
Goodman, superintendent of
the Timucuan Ecological and
Historical Preservation.


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by LAURA FOWLER
STAFF WRITER
The St. Johns County School
District cannot afford to com-
ply with Nocatee standards
when it builds the Ponte Vedra
high school on Nocatee-donat-
ed land, a School Board mem-
ber said Thursday.
School Board member Bill
Fehling of Ponte Vedra Beach
broke that news to St. Johns
County commissioners at a
joint, meeting 'of the two
boards in St. Augustine last
week.
The County Commission,
which OK'd the requirements
for Nocatee, a 15,000-acre
development going up west of
Ponte Vedra Beach, would have
to OK any exception to those
requirements.
During construction of the
school, the entrance road into
Davis Park, located just west of
the school site, would have to
be rerouted, Fehling said.
Nocatee standards, which.
were written into the Nocatee
Development of Regional
Impact (DRI) agreement, dic-
tate that all roads must have
sidewalks on both sides and
must have trees every 75 feet.
According to Fehling, those
amenities weren't budgeted for
the project, which was award-
ed last week to Elkins
Constructors of Jacksonville for
$57.75 million.
And the School Board has
very few revenue sources it can
turn to, Fehling said.
"To have to live by the strict
covenants of the [Nocatee] DRI
is a financial strain," Fehling
told commissioners at the
meeting in St. Augustine.
Fehling asked commissioners
to allow that road to have only
one sidewalk 'and fewer trees.
"I'll yield to your better judg-


ndards are Cell service
for PVhigh on South A1A
for PV ihighi under review


ment," Commissioner Tom
Manuel said.
Other commissioners indi-
cated they would consider
changes in the requirements.
Commissioner Ben Rich sug-
gested using a portion of land
on a proposed prison farm to
grow trees for the project.
Commissioner Jim Bryant
suggested using a tree-removal
truck the county owns to
remove trees from land being
cleared so that the trees could
be used in landscaping for the
school.
The truck apparently was
never used as planned, and
Bryant asked county adminis-
trators to look into it.
Commissioner Ron Sanchez
suggested the School Board
apply for federal or state grants
because the entrance road
would ultimately lead to a pub-
lic preserve east of the school
property.
Though all parties seemed to
be in agreement, the School
District still must apply for an
exception in a formal meeting
of the County Commission.
The high school is expected
to open in August 2008.


FROM STAFF
For St. Johns County commis-
sioners, there's no question that
parts of South Ponte Vedra are in
need of cellular service espe-
cially on the long stretch of State
Road A1A that ruins by the
Guana reserve.
But does that justify having a
155-foot cell tower that some
say would not be compatible
with its residential surround-
ings?
Commissioners struggled
with this question, at Tuesday's
regular meeting, ultimately vot-
ing to delay their decision for a
tower proposed near AlA and
Mickler Road.
The board asked William
Rand, president of Verticality,
the company proposing the
tower, to come back with other
design options to try to appease
neighboring residents.
"I don't question that you
need the tower there,"
Commissioner Jim Bryant said
to Rand. "I'm questioning the
height of the tower." g
The tower is designed to hold
up to six antennas each 10
feet apart from cellular com-
panies or wireless internet
providers, Rand said.
Bryant suggested the tower
could be reduced to 100 feet,
because there's no need to pro-
vide service from that many
providers.
"I think it would be extremely
unwise to lower the height of
the tower," Rand told commis-
sioners.
The tower would be barely vis-
ible, according to Rand, because
it is a "stealth monopole" with
all the carrier antennas mounted
on the inside.
But residents who live near
the small shopping center where
the tower is proposed said they
don't care they don't want it
in their back yards.


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The Leader's Opinion


Use Beach in name only

when near a shoreline

Surfed in Starke lately? Been to Middleburg Beach?
The answers are probably no, but we're not crazy for
asking.
Consider that developers are trying to get the county's
authorization to create a Beach Community Development
District.
The district is bounded by Hodges Boulevard on the east
and Kernan Boulevard on the west both of which are
literally miles from the Beaches.
If you are going to label an area Beach shouldn't there
at least be a whiff of salt air to enjoy?
We understand the marketing value of coastal real estate
and the joys of living by the shoreline. But slapping the
tag Beaches on a development so far from our shores is
misleading at best. Are the developers going to suggest
that residents of the development are just a "short stroll"
from the beach?
What's in a name? The answer is confusion for this pro-
posed development.
Perhaps the county could consent to the district if it
were renamed "Not Really Close to the Beach Community
Development District."
If this proposed moniker flies, then why not Middleburg
Beach or Palatka by the Sea?



? 44 .rs .


Penman Road overhaul

needed to make it safer


To the editor:
I guess I've listened to all
that I can about the pros and
cons of trying to fix Penman
Road.
I was very upset about the
comments of the lady who has
lived on Penman Road. I have
lived on Penman Road for 51
years. There have been two
major overhauls. The lady did
live on Penman Road, but was
fortunate enough to have her
driveway on Coral Way so she
did not have to enter directly
on Penman Road.
When we first moved here
there were only 14 houses
between 18th Avenue North
and Arden Way. There was
nothing to the west and only a
field on the east to 10th Street
at the San Pablo School area.
Over the years, the street and
drainage are so much better. I
think that the best thing that
can be done is the reducing of
the speed limit to 30 miles per
hour as they have done on
Florida Boulevard in Neptune
Beach. As the lady who has


moved from Penman in
Jacksonville Beach to Penman
in Neptune Beach has said,
Penman is very lovely and safe
and not in the need of beauti-
fication.
With so many drivers going
between Beach and Atlantic
Boulevards, we are in dire need
of a safer road. If drivers would
give the residents who live on
Penman who are trying to get
in or out of their driveways
some consideration, it would
surely ease up the traffic prob-
lems. Many drivers are consid-
erate and it's great to know
that many do think of others.
Their kindness is always so
much appreciated.
It would also be nice ad
safer if somehow the problem
of flooding during the heavy
rains could be solved. 1, as a
resident of Penman, always
sincerely appreciate any
improvements that can be
made on Penman Road.

Juanita Smith


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JOHN
HARDEBECK
COLUMNIST


Avoid


sharing


11 1 11 gerims

Earning less gets you more if at all


"Let .me get this straight.
You've developed a foolproof
scheme to dramatically reduce
your taxes."
"You got it. I've been working
to perfect it for a long time, but,
boy, does it work."
"Get to it then."
"In the old days, I dreamed of
getting rich. I started my own
business and worked my tail off.
It was then I learned I had silent
partners."
"Silent partners?"
"Yes, the local, state and feder-
al governments. They consid-
ered every dollar of profit a dol-
lar of taxable income. When I
realized how much my taxes
were, I nearly ate my check-
book."
"But of course. When you
were an employee, many taxes
were hidden from you. When
you become self-employed, all
those taxes became painfully
visible."
"Precisely. My employer had
paid half my Social Security and
Medicare taxes. My employer
paid my workers' compensa-
tion, health insurance and
other benefits. I had no idea
.that the total cost of employing
me ,was roughly : 30 percent
more than my salary" .
"At least 30 percent."
"Now I know that Social
Security and Medicare eat up
15.3 percent of my income. Add
in federal, state and local taxes
and my total rate is shocking.
The income I earn beyond
$31,000 is taxed at 44.67 per-
cent. Income beyond $75,000 is
taxed at 47.67 percent."
"Serves you right for being
'rich.'"
"Good one. I never under-
stood why I was punished for
making more. If I generated


TOM PURCELL
COLUMNIST

$100,000 in income, for
instance, the taxes I'd pay on
the first $50,000 would be
roughly half 'as much as on the
second $50,000. The higher my
income, the higher the percent-
age taken by my fi"
"Silent partners? That's the
breaks in a progressive system."
"But why not encourage peo-
ple to earn more? Why not a flat
tax that rewards hard work?
Then people work harder, earn
more and pump more back into
.the economy. The; economy
"booms and the'governmewt gets
higher receipts on lower tax
rates. It's not rocket science."'
"You're speaking common
sense, but when did common
sense ever have anything to do
with America's tax code?"
"Well, I got tired of working
twice as hard to keep half as
much. So I stopped working
hard altogether. I started work-
ing part time. My revenue fell to
half what it normally was."
"Half! That's no good."
"But it was great! I got an
oldtcar and a cheaper place to


live. I spent more time at the
park. Itread more books at the
library. Life was better than ever.
And then I got an unexpected
gift from my silent partners!"
"A gift!"
"Yes, a tax refund, the first I'd
gotten in years. Because my
income was down to half, my
tax burden dropped significant-
ly. It was then that I stumbled
into my tax-reduction scheme."
"Go on."
"According to The New York
Times, the top 20 percent of
income earners paid 67.1 per-
cent of all federal taxes. But
families in the bottom 40 per-
cent paid no federal income tax
-- yet they still received money
back from the government."
"I'm listening."
"That's when it hit me. I'd
worked so hard for so many
years. I spent thousands on
CPAs, trying to minimize my
taxes to a reasonable amount.
But the key to low taxes was
right under my nose all along:
just earn less!"
"Very clever."
"I know it's selfish of me to
earn less. I know it's bad for the
-economy and-the government.
But thattis what my sileht part-
ners have encouraged me to do.
Democrats in Congress will
surely raise taxes -- they'll
encourage me to work even
less!"
"I hate to admit it, but your
ideas are oddly sensible. Where
to from here?"
"I'm still perfecting my
scheme, but next year I have big
plans. My goal is to earn noth-
ing!"
"Nothing?"
"We all have our dreams."


possible


Tt looks as though the bird
flu bug is still flying. The
Jan. 29 issue of Time maga-
zine reported that several out-
breaks overseas have occurred
already this year, mostly in
Asian and African countries.
So, again, there's fear of a
pandemic---an epidemic cov-
ering a wide geographic area
and affecting a large propor-
tion of the population.
Last year, my former
employer, Prudential, which
has operations in some of .the
countries, set up a system to
deal with a pandemic in phas-
es. The project was covered in
the April/May copy of the
employee magazine. I think
it's a very sound approach
and should help to avoid the
dissemination of the disease
in the workplace. However, I
kind of doubt that one part of
it would be effective among
the population off company
premises, around here any-

That'g' the :instiructidn
which calls for "social dis-
tancing at the office"---limit-
ing face-to-face meetings and
requiring that employees sit a
minimum of three feet away
from each other, to prevent
the spread of anything. I reck-
on the' most flagrant and dan-
gerous violations of these
rules would be hugging and
kissing.
In my thirty-five years with
the company, I don't recall
any embracing and bussing
going on at work. However,
away from the office, it would
probably be extremely diffi-
cult to prevent those activi-
ties. In non-commercial,
social locations, people here
in the South appear to have a
strong compulsion to demon-
strate their fondness for oth-
ers by bestowing a squeeze
and/or a smooch on them.
I've seen individuals make a
complete trip around the bar,
greeting all their friends and
acquaintances thusly and,
when introduced, even some
folks they didn't know. Heck,
I have done it myself, so as
not to imply distaste for any-
one, particularly if another
attendee has just done so. It's
a little like a chain letter: You
don't want to be the one who
breaks the chain.
Thankfully, there's a solu-
tion, one I've already pro-
posed for football. If a team is
determined to keep the oppo-
sition from blocking or tack-
ling them, they simply each
chew a clove of fresh garlic
before gametime. Nobody on
the other team would like to
get close to them. No way.
Phew!
Similarly, in a non-athletic
environment such as an office
or a cocktail pdrty, no non-
garlicked individual would be
inclined to get near one who
has been garlic-armed. Hey,
you wanna be asphyxiated?!
Naturally, though, if everyone
present has munched the
stinky stuff, the protection
cancels out and no folks
choke. Possible answer: ration
garlic.

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To the editor:
Over the last 18 months, 800
beaches low-income service
workers and their families have
lost their housing due to
condo conversions and mobile
home park closings. The con-
dos being built in place of their
rental units are priced far out
of reach for these families. Out
of necessity, these families
have moved to other parts of
town away from beaches jobs,
neighborhoods, churches,
schools and communities. As a
result of this mass exodus of
low income workers, the
beaches social service agencies,
government officials and other
concerned community mem-
bers organized the Beaches
Housing Coalition in 2006 to
address this critical loss of nec-
essary housing for beaches
workers.
Last Spring Beaches Habitat
(a member of the coalition)
identified property at the
beach that would be suitable to
build replacement housing for
this group of workers. The
most promising parcel of land
was 10 acres of unimproved
property located on Mayport
oad and owned by the City of
Jacksonville. This property was
brought to the attention of
Councilwoman Elaine Brown
.who was very optimistic about
the possibilities for putting
"affordable housing" on it and
began pushing very hard to
mpke that happen. Brown has
been sympathetic to issues
around families displaced by
the loss of housing at the
beach.
A City of Jacksonville
Affordable/Workforce Housing
Task Force was established to
address this growing problem.
This Task Force determined


that their main focus was
going to be "Workforce
Housing". Unfortunately, the
"workforce" that they have
identified is only those work-
ers that earn between 50-120%
of median area income
($31,000-$75,000). This does
not address those workers in
the most urgent need of hous-
ing, those service workers who
earn between 30%-50% of area
median income ($18,000-
$30,000). These workers make
too much money to qualify for
government subsidized hous-
ing and too little to afford to
rent or own the vast majority
of housing currently available
in Jacksonville. The interest-
ing thing is that this group of
workers represents the fastest
growing segment of the work-
force in our city. According to
the Times Union First Business
Section dated Feb.27, 2006, the
10 fastest growing jobs in
Jacksonville over -the next
decade include 8 in the service
arena: food preparers, waitress-
es, manual laborers, retail
salespeople, refuse material
collectors, construction work-
er, customer service representa-
tive and janitors/cleaners who
will .make on average slightly
less than $9.00/hour ( $18,720
per year). Based on the nation-
al standard for housing afford-
ability, (30% of income) these
people can only afford rent of
$468.00 per month.
The City of Jacksonville
recently sent out an RFP
(Request for Proposal) for the
10 acres on Mayport Road. The
RFP specified that the housing
to be built on the property
would be "workforce housing"
for those workers who earn
between $31,000 and $80,000.
Of the four proposals submit-


ted only one would be in the
price range that our beaches
service workers can afford; this
proposal was submitted by
Beaches Habitat. The other
three proposals represent con-
dominiums which will cost
between $150,000-$200,000,
ironically the same type of
condominiums that displaced
our service workers at the
beach in the first place.
According to public records,
there are currently over 1100
units in this price range being
developed within a 2-mile
radius of this property. One
development just north of this
property and one just west of
this property, both being
developed by DR Horton. In
additional there are another
240 units in this price range
being developed by DR Horton
just 5 miles away. That would
be a total of 1340 units within
a 5- mile radius being devel-
oped for this same segment of
the workforce but no units
being developed for the seg-
ment of the workforce in the
30%-50% of median income
range.
With this large number of
condos already on the market
does it really make sense for
the City of Jacksonville to be
giving away property to devel-
opers for even more of these
same priced condos to be
built? Wouldn't it make more
sense to use this property to
address desperately needed
rental housing for the most
critical "workforce" need at the
beach... service workers?

Cindy Funkhouser,
Chairperson
Beaches Housing Coalition


Workforce Housing needs fixing








The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader Page 5A


February 21, 2007


POLICE BEAT


JACKSONVILLE BEACH
Auto burglary was reported
Feb. 15 in the 1600 block of
Penman Road. An unknown
suspect smashed the rear win-
dow of a company van and
stole $600 worth of tools
including torches, an electri-
cal meter and a drill.
* *
Battery was reported Feb. 15
in the 2100 block of 2nd
Street South. The victim, 17,
told police that she went to
the suspect's house to give
him a valentine. The 21-year-
old man allegedly ripped up
the card and yelled at the girl
who fled to her vehicle.
According to a police report,
she tried to leave but the sus-
pect yelled at her to roll-her
window down then reached
in and grabbed her hair and
her breast until she screamed.
The victim drove away and
the suspect punched the side
of her car several times leav-
ing two small dents. The sus-
pect told police that he did
not touch the victim and she
was only trying to get him in
trouble because he didn't
want to go out with her any-
more. There were no visible
marks on the victim, police
said.
* *
Burglary to a business was
reported Feb. 15 in the 800
block of 1st Street North. An
unknown suspect broke into
the walk-in refrigerator
behind a hotel bar and stole
26 kegs of imported beer val-
ued at $3,000. The owner told
police that she observed the
exterior bathroom door was
pried open and the locks on
the refrigerator were cut.
Damage to the doors was esti-
mated at $500.

Petit theft was reported Feb.
15 in the 200 block of 22nd
Avenue South. A wallet con-
taining a credit card and driv-
ers license was stolen. The
suspect used the credit card at
a gas station.
* *
Auto burglary was reported
Feb. 15 in the 1100 block of
5th Street South. Clothing, a
package of men's razors, pre-
scription medication and $45
in cash were stolen 'from the
vehicle. The victim told police
he left the car unlockedwhen
he went to retrieve his. Ipod.
Total loss was $166.99.;
* *
Aggravated battery was
reported Feb. 15 in a wooded
area in the 4000 block of 3rd
Street South. A homeless man
told police that an unknown
male suspect struck him in
the face with a baseball bat.
The victim sustained a
swollen eye and an abrasion
on his right cheek.
Battery was reported Feb. 15
Battery was reported Feb. 15


in the first block of Beach
Boulevard. Police observed a
female suspect sitting on top
of the victim and striking her
repeatedly in the face and
upper torso with a closed fist.
The suspect stopped when she
saw police. The victim initial-
ly declined to press charges
but changed her mind when
her injuries aggravated a pre-
vious medical condition,
police said.
* *
Vernon Leroy Cox, 40, of
Jacksonville was arrested Feb.
16 and charged with an active
warrant for giving worthless
checks in the 300 block of
Beach Boulevard, according to
a police report. Police were
responding to a report of a
man waving at cars and
yelling at passersby.
* *
Burglary to a residence was
reported Feb. 16 in the 200
block of 10th Street North.
Stereo equipment, jewelry, a
computer and prescription
medication valued at $3,400
was stolen. The victim's bed-
room was ransacked. There
was no sign of forced entry.
* *
Ronald Joe Burks, 37, a
transient, was arrested Feb. 16
and charged with aggravated
assault in the 300 block of
Beach Boulevard, according to
a police report. The victim
told police that Burks
attempted to cut him with a
knife after he was confronted
for trying to take belongings
from behind a dumpster,
police reported.
S* 0
Fire investigation was
reported Feb. 17 at a dry
cleaners in the 1500 block of
Penman Road. The fire was
started accidentally by a ciga-
rette thrown into the bushes.
The metal siding on the exte-
rior of the building sustained
minor damage.
* *

PONTE VEDRA BEACH
Tools and parts of tools
worth a total of $1,780 were
stolen from a storage shed at a
construction site at 818 State
Road A1A, it was reported
Wednesday. The theft
occurred sometime between
11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Wednesday,. according.,,to a


NEPTUNE BEACH
Charles Berry Davis III, 38,
was arrested for assault with a
deadly weapon without intent
to kill and battery on Feb. 17
in the 500 block of Penman
Road, according to a police
report.
* *
Threatening phone calls
were reported in the 1400
block of Forest Avenue,


according to a police report.
The victim told police she rec-
ognized the caller.
* *
Grand theft of a bicycle was
reported on Feb. 19 in the
1100 block of Seagate Avenue,
according to a police report.
The victim told police that he
parked his bicycle in front of
his apartment. When he
returned, 10 minutes later, it
was gone, according to the
report.
* *
Burglary was reported on
Feb. 13 in the 800 block of
Florida Boulevard, according
to a police report. The vic-
tim's purse, which contained
a wallet with credit cards, a
driver's license and cash, was
stolen from her vehicle,
according to the report.
* *

ATLANTIC BEACH

Vandalism was reported on
Feb. 13 in the 30 block of
Edgar Street, according to a
police report. An unknown
person attempted to "touch
up" the paint at a church.
The complainant told .police
that there were white paint
marks in the parking lot and
paint had run down the side
of the building and onto the
ground. There were also
white footprint marks, where
it appeared that the paint had
been spilled and the suspect
stepped in it. According to
the complainant, no one was
supposed to have painted the
church, according to the
report.
* *
Battery was reported on
Feb. 14 in the 300 block of
Royal Palms Drive, according
to a police report. The defen-
dant got in a fight with his
father over a cigarette. When
the victim told the defendant
that he did not have one, the
defendant became enraged
and attacked him, according
to the report. A witness told
police that the defendant suf-
fers from mental illness and
was recently released from a
medical facility, according to
the report.

Trespassing was reported on
Feb. 14 in the 200 block of
Aquatic Drive, according to a
, police report. An officer con-
ducted a property check
because the owner of the
property was having problems
with transients setting up
camps, according to the
report. The defendant had
been issued a trespass warning
22 hours earlier for trespass-
ing on the same property,
according to the report.
* *
Sean Michael Corcoran, 19,
was arrested for the sale of
marijuana on Feb. 15 in the


JB tweaks ACLU sets annual meet


emergency

planning

language


by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
A city ordinance that regu-
lates emergency planning,
response and recovery was
amended on its first reading
Monday to address multiple
issues that could arise in dif-
ferent types of disasters.
The City Council approved
the amendment which
replaces the term state of
emergency with civil emer-
gencies to reflect the impor-
tance of a multi-hazard emer-
gency plan.
"This is some pretty serious
business," City Manager
George Forbes said.
Forbes said the new lan-
guage distributes power to the
mayor and city manager to
declare and extend a state of
emergency and defines the
types of disasters.
It also covers emergency
response costs and spells out
the responsibility for debris
removal.
"Basically whatever it takes
to keep the city moving for-
ward in a disaster," Forbes
said. "I honestly pray that
never happens."
Fire Chief Gary Frazier, who
is also the city's emergency
management coordinator, is
responsible for updating the
city's emergency management
plan to safeguard against all
disaster-related scenarios.


FROM STAFF
The ACLU of Greater
Jacksonville, an organization
dedicated to protecting and
advancing the civil liberties
of residents of Baker, Clay,
Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns
counties, will hold an annual
membership and supporters
meeting March 2 in the
Legends- Ballroom of the
Clarion Airport Hotel at
Jacksonville International
Airport from 7 p.m. until 9
p.m.
The meeting, which is open
to ,the public, will feature a
panel discussion of current
topics from an ACLU perspec-
tive and will also include the
election of board members for
the coming year.
There is no charge to


attend the meeting and hors
d,oeuvres and a cash bar will
be available. If you would like
to attend, RSVP as soon as
possible to
aclujax@yahoo.com or call
at 904-396-9553.
This year's membership
meeting will feature an open-
topic discussion panel with
ACLU of Florida officers,
moderated by the ACLU of
Greater Jacksonville
President, Ken Hurley.
The panelists will include:
Jeanne Baker, President of the
ACLU of Florida; Howard
Simon, Executive Director of
the ACLU of Florida; and
Mike Pheneger, Col, US Army
(retired) and board represen-
tative to the national ACLU.


800 block of Seminole Road,
according to a police report
* *
Dominick C. Patton, 39,
was arrested for selling a con-
trolled substance on Feb. 16
in the 100 block of Mayport
Road, according to a police
report. Police had conducted
an ongoing undercover inves-
tigation; according to the
report.
* *
Grand theft was reported
on Feb. 8 in the 1 block of
Ocean Boulevard, according
to a police report. The victim
noticed several pieces of jew-
elry missing several weeks
after she stayed at a local
hotel, according to the report.

Fraud was reported on Feb.
8 in the 4200 block of Fleet
Landing, according to a police
report. The victim received
two bank statements which
showed charges that she did
not make, according to the
report.
* *
Bradley Adam Fletcher was
arrested for fabricating evi-
dence and possession of drug
paraphernalia on Feb. 9 in the
700 block of Beach Avenue,
according to a police report.
An officer conducted a traffic
stop. The defendant was a
passenger and the officer
noticed an off-white powdery
square on his tongue, the
report said. The officer sus-
pected that it was crack
cocaine and asked the defen-
dant to spit it out. The defen-
dant refused and 'instead
turned his head and began
chewing, police said. He told
the officer that it was chewing
gum, according to the report.

Grand theft of an automo-
bile was reported on Feb. 17
in the 20 block of Sherry
Drive, according to a police
report. The victim told police
his rental car was stolen,
according to the report.
S* *
Vandalism was reported on
Feb. 19 in the 700 block of
Main Street, according to a
police report. Someone cut
the cloth top of the victim's
convertible. There were also
key scratches on the hood and
the driver's side, according to
the report. The total damage
to the cloth top, is approxi-
mately $1,000, according to
the report.


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Man is arrested for


keeping maid captive


in hotel restroom


by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
A Delaware man was arrest-
ed Sunday after police said he
held a hotel maid captive in a
restroom and tried to pay for
sexual favors.
Robin Gary Beard, 51, of
Seaford, Del. was charged
with false imprisonment at
Quality Suites Oceanfront at
11 1st Street North in
Jacksonville Beach, police
reported.
According to police, Beard
told the woman to clean only
the restroom when she came
to his room for housekeeping.
He followed the woman
into the restroom and locked
the door where he attempted
to pay her $400 in exchange


for sex,. police said.
, The woman, who police
said did not speak English,
tried to exit the room but
Beard held the door handle
and told her to shut up. She
was finally able to push him
away and get out of the room.
Another man was in the
room at the time the incident
occurred but he was released.
According to a police report,
he warned another member of
the hotel cleaning staff not to
go into the room while Beard
was in the restroom with the
victim.
Beard and the other man
left the hotel by the time
police arrived. Hotel staff
notified police when they
returned later


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to a family in this community whose child has been diagnosed with a
life threatening illness. This year's recipient is Mikey who is a local 10-
year-old boy with anaplastic large cell lymphoma.

5K Run/Walk starts 8:30 a.m. Kids Fun Run starts 9:30 a.m.

Course: Both the 5K and Kids Fun Run will start and finish at
Mickler's Landing. Both races are out and back on Ponte Vedra Blvd.,
using the northbound lane. Timing chips will not be used. The St.
Johns County Sheriff's Office will control traffic on the course.

Packets: Race packets will be available for pickup at New Beginnings
Baptist Church, 1050 Hwy. AlA on Thursday, Feb. 22 and Fri., Feb. 23
from 5 to 7 p.m. and the day of the race from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. If you
plan to register the day of the race, please arrive early.

Please join us for a Post-race celebration with food, drinks, DJ and
music, massage therapists, children's activities and games and an
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Make checks payable to: Run 4 the Kids, Inc.
Mall entry form and check to: Run 4 the Kids, 453 Big Tree Rd., Ponte Vedra Bch., FL 32082


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Gender: M / F Age on Race Day:
Telephone #


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Association of Realtors


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Atlantic Beach lawyer

honored by Navy and

Marines Corps Society

for service to military

FROM STAFF
resents consumers in individ-
The Navy & Marine Corps ual and class cases involving
Society honored Jacksonville all types of predatory con-
Area Legal Consumer summer practices including ille-
'Attorney, Lynn Drysdale, with gal foreclosures and debt col-
its Distinguished Service election, spot delivery car
Award for her dedication and sales, military pension loans,
assistance to military families automobile title loans, and
who were targeted by the pay- predatory mortgage lending
Iday loan industry, and servicing practices.
"Lynn is a dedicated con- From 2005-2006, Drysdale
umer advocate who has was part of JALA's consumer
helped dozens of military team that defended more
members whose lives have than 300 homeowners in
been harmed by predatory Northeast Florida from fore-
payday loan outfits that were closure, saving $10 million in
charging triple-digit interest real estate.
rates," said Michael Figgins, She received her Juris
JALA's executive director. Doctorate from the University
'She has been helping soldiers of Florida College of Law. She
resolve consumer disputes; has been practicing at
receiving this award is a testa- Jacksonville Area Legal Aid's
nent to her dedication," he downtown office for 17 years.
. ................... Jacksnville Area Legal Aid
An Atlantic Beaich reidenit,' (JALA) is a non-profit legal
Drysdale was recognized for services organization that has
drafting legislation, present- provided legal advocacy for
ing seminars, providing free low income people for 30
legal services and testifying years. Comprised of 30 attor-
before the U.S. Senate neys, JALA provides clients
Banking Committee on the with civil legal assistance in a
payday loans issue, which variety of fields including:
ultimately resulted in a feder- family law, domestic violence,
al law that caps interest rates predatory lending, housing
payday loan companies can discrimination, employment
charge military members at rights, HIV/AIDS and refugee
36 percent. She received the immigration assistance.
award at the Navy & Marine The organization's mission
Relief Corp's annual volun- is to empower low income
teer luncheon. and special needs groups to
Drysdale, an attorney in obtain justice and alleviate
JALA's consumer unit, is a poverty.
consumer advocate who rep-

Auto insurer predicts savings for
Florida customers after October


FROM STAFF
Once Florida's No-Fault
auto insurance system ends in
October, many customers
may see savings. State Farm
filed this week for an average
auto rate decrease of approxi-
mately 16 percent, which,
according to the company,
reflects savings Florida cus-
tomers will see. According to
the new rates filed, State Farm
auto customers in Florida will
save an annual average of
$360 per two-car household
once No-Fault ends.
Overall premium changes
for individual motorists will
vary depending on factors
such as the coverages they
carry, the discounts for which


they qualify, where they live,
the kind of car insured, who
drives it and how much it is
driven, the insuror said.
The Florida No-Fault system
is set to end by October 2007
if. no additional action is
taken by Legislators to rein-
state or extend the No-Fault
law.
With No-Fault gone, drivers
who cause automobile acci-
dents will be held account-'
able for paying car repair and
injury damages for those they
hit, and there will no longer
be restrictions on a person's
right to file suit if someone
injures them in an automo-
bile accident, State Farm offi-
cials said.


(NEFAR) combined


resources and energies to build a wheelchair
ramp for Helping Hands Village (HHV) at 2148
Mayport Road last Friday.



photo submitted
From left front are: Andrew Bell, Paul Gruenther. Back row: Lew
Barber, John Garrett, Aleia Grantham, John Alonge, Joe
Gufford, Ronnie Monroe and Bill Jorgensen. All are volunteers
from the Northeast Florida Association tOf Realtors .


Prudential in AB gets

new sales manager


Prudential Network
Realty has relocated Don
Cline, one of its top per-
forming managers, from
Fleming Island to Atlantic
Beach where he will oversee
58 real estate professionals
at the company's newly
expanded and relocated
office.
"Don's long history of
successful management will
be a tremendous resource
for our incredible Atlantic
Beach sales team," said
Linda Sherrer, founder,
president and CEO of
Prudential Network Realty.
"With what we have
already seen from Don .at
Fleming Island, I know he
will be a perfect fit for the
new Beaches office." Cline
began managing the
Fleming Island office when
it opened in 2004 and fin-
ished the year with the
highest per person produc-
tivity numbers in the com-
pany.
Cline will oversee the


Holiday Inn

Express files

rezoning plans
FROM STAFF

A Holiday Inn Express may
be built on the west side of
Mayport Road if an applica-
tion for rezoning is approved
by the City of Jacksonville,
according to Greg S..
Kupperman, a land planning
and development consultant.
Kupperman, who represents
the development company,
Mayport Lodging, Inc., briefed
Mayport Waterfront
Partnership members at a
meeting Tuesday regarding
the proposed Holiday Inn
Express.
The preliminary plan pro-
poses 72 rooms and a swim-
ming pool on the 2.8-acre
property which lies 300 feet
north of Dutton Island Road,
according to Kupperman.
The proposed hotel site, 2040
Mayport Road, is currently
vacant.
In addition to the hotel, two
outparcels may be built and
could include a restaurant,
according to Kupperman.
The application has several
processing steps, but if every-
thing is approved, work could
begin in late March,
Kupperman said.


BUSINESS BRIEFS


PV woman wins award
:, Ponte Vedra Beach resident
Pegine Echevarria,. a girl-gang
member-turned motivational
speaker-turned standup comedi-
enne, has been named to
Motivational Speakers Hall of,
:Fame sponsored by
:GetMotivation.com.
' She is the first Latina nomi-
*nee in the 58-member hall of
.fame, which includes motiva-
tors such as Dale Carnegie, Zig
;Zigler and Tony Robbins.
From her start as a teen gang
,member in the Bronx, N.Y., she
became a receptionist and
mnoved to vice president of sales
Snd business owner. She recent-
y was nominated for the 2007
'Hispanic Business Woman of
the Year award,
' When her professional speak-


ing. business collapsed after
9/11, Echevarria began using
standup comedian to motivate
people and pay the bills. She.
authored a book, Sometimes
You Have To Kick Your Own
Butt. Echevarria, who has a
master's degree in social work in
group and organizational devel-
opment, attributes her can-do
attitude to her mother's
strength and her own determi-
nation to survive the streets.

Smiles in Ponte
Vedra
The Ponte Vedra Beach
Chamber of Commerce's
Wednesday, February 28th
Chamber After Hours is sched-
uled 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Olitsky
Smiles of Ponte Vedra, 818 State


Road A1A N., suite 209 in the
Veranda. The event is free for
members and guests.
Chamber events set
Robert L. Morgan, senior vice
president of Janney
Montgomery Scott of
Philadelphia, will be the speaker
at today's Lunch & Learn ses-
sion of the Ponte Vedra Beach
Chamber of Commerce. The
event will be held 1 p.m. to 2
p.m. at the Sawgrass Marriott
Resort. The luncheon is open to
the public at $25 per person. For
information, call 285-2004.
Also, the chamber's second
annual Chamberfest will be
held 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at
the Sawgrass Marriott.
The event is free and open to


Cline


sales operations of the com-
pany's Beaches office, now
located at 375 Atlantic
Blvd., Suite 1 in Atlantic
Beach.


BUSINESS


WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU
...AND WE ARE COUNTING ON YOU
Come join Jewish Federation's Beaches Outreach Committee as we
explore the interests, concerns and needs of our Jewish residents at
the beach through a series of

TOWN HALL MEETINGS


We need your Input to deter-
mine the needs and desires
of our Jewish population
across the spectrum of the
beach area.
If you cannot make one of these
meetings, please visit
jewishjacksonville.org to
complete a survey. We want to
hear what you have to say!
Harold Resnick, Beaches Outreach Chair
Beaches Outreach Committee: Hal (Chair) and
Barbara Resnick, Ira Berger. Loretta Cornelius,
Leigh Cort. Robin Deegan, Linda Pomerantz,
Marcy Sandier. Mike Shumer, Catherine Snowden,
Marty Trachtenberg.
Ex-Officio Members: Guy Benrubi, Isabel Balotin,
Meredith Dragon, Alan Margolles. Perrin Rubin.


3 DATES...3 LOCATIONS
Pick the one that best fits your busy schedule or come to all 31
All meetings run from 7:30 9:00 PM
Tuesday. February 27 Hampton Inn Marsh Landing
Parkway off JTB
Tuesday. March 6 Jacksonville Golf and Country Club
Clubhouse, Hodges Entrance
Tuesday, March 13 -The Sea Turtle Inn
One Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED
Kindly RSVP for one of these meetings by calling Tracey at Federation
448-5000 x209 orTraceyF@jewishjacksonville.org
For questions and additional information, contact Meredith Dragon
448-5000 x208 or meredithd@jewishjacksonville.org


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OBITUARIES


HELEN BESSIE BITTNER


THOMAS H. HARTIG


CHARLES E. HIGDON


Helen Bessie Bittner, 91, died
Feb. 18, 2007. She was born
Nov. 9, 1915 in Johnstown, Pa.
Bittner was a nurse for 43
years, retiring in 1973. She spent
two years on the island of
Saipan during World War II. She
was an operating room nurse in
the Women's Army Corps.
Bittner leaves a sister, Mary C.
Jones, and husband Kenneth; a


niece, MaryAnn McKeever, and
husband Raymand; her favorite
nephew, K.L. Jones, Jr., and
many other nephews and
cousins.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Jacksonville
Humane Society.
Services under the direction of
Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral,
Jacksonville Beach.


SABINA MARIE JACKSON, "BONNIE"


Sabina Marie Jackson,
"Bonnie," 79, died at her home
Feb. 16, 2007. During her life,
Jackson resided in City Island,
N.Y., New Rochelle, N.Y.,
Houston, Tex. and at Sawgrass
Country Club in Ponte Vedra
Beach.
Family members include her
husband of 52 years, Herbert J.
Jackson; son, Brian (Joyce)
Jackson; daughters, Ellen (Jim)
Colket and Tracy (Andy) Pheiff;
grandchildren, Allie Pheiff and
Matthew and Thomas Colket;
and sisters,. Evelyn (Val) Palmer
and Marie (John) Hanlon.


Jackson was preceded in death
by her brother, Thomas
McDonagh.
Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday
in Our Lady Star of the Sea
Catholic Church. In lieu of flow-
ers, donations may be made to
the Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida, Foundation
Department, Star Team
(Pediatric), 4114 Sunbeam Road,
Bldg. 100, Jacksonville, FL
32257.
Services under the direction of
Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.


Thomas H. Hartig, 60, died
Feb. 15, 2007 in Jacksonville
Beach. He was born Feb. 23,
1946 in Detroit, Mich. to
Arnold and Leila Hartig, now
of Dearborn, Mich.
Hartig was the husband of
Jeanne Hartig of Chicago.
Other survivors include a
brother, Robert K. Hartig of
Kingwood, Tex.; sister,
Phyllis Fletcher of Glenmont,
N.Y.; and cousin, Barbara
Anderson of Racine, Wis. He
was predeceased by a brother,
Richard Hartig of Racine.
Hartig was state treasurer
of the National Federation of
the Blind of Florida (NFBF)
and founder of NFBF
Newsline, which gives blind
Floridians access to hundreds
of local and national maga-
zines and newspapers via
automated voice technology.
Hartig also was former treas-
urer and member of the NFBF
Orlando chapter, former vice


THOMAS PARKER STAGG


Thomas Parker Stagg, 50,
died Feb. 14, 2007 following
a lengthy illness. He was pre-
deceased by his father, Jesse
P. Stagg, in November 2006.
Stagg is survived by his
mother, Libby Stagg; brother
Edmond (Wanda) Stagg; sis-
ters, Valorie (Jim) Barker and
Vicki (Ron) Baum; and five
nieces and nephews who he
loved very much, said the
family.
Stagg was an avid golfer
who loved the Florida


Gators. He was a wonderful
and loving son, brother,
uncle and friend who will be
missed by all who knew him,
the family said.
There will be memorial
service for Stagg at 4 p.m.
March 17 at his mother's
home. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be sent in his
name to Community
Hospice of Northeast
Florida, 4114 Sunbeam
Road, Jacksonville, FL
32257.


FREDERICK GEORGE WIDICUS


Frederick George Widicus, 72,
of Ponte Vedra Beach, a retired
Air Force officer and aerospace
executiv4toeb. 14,'20('In.'-'
St. Luke's Hospital following a
battle with aggressive T-Cell
lymphoma.
Widicus was born June 20,
1934 in Edwardsville, Ill. He
received a Bachelor of Science
degree from Southern Illinois
University in 1956 and a
Master's of Business
Administration from Michigan
State University in 1965.
Widicus was commissioned a
Second Lieutenant in the
United States Air Force in 1957
and retired as a Colonel after 23
years of active duty following
service in France, Germany,
Vietnam and the United States.'
As a Financial Management


officer in the military, Widicus
was selected for many high-pro-,
file positipns. ,Hp served as av
enWoYAr rTorce' whitee House
Social Aide during the Johnson
Administration and was the
principal representative of the
Secretary of the Air Force on
Appropriation issues to the
United States Congress.
Following his retirement
from the Air Force in 1979,
Widicus served in legislative
and marketing positions with
Hughes Aircraft, FMC
Corporation, General Electric
and Martin Marietta, and
retired as Vice President of
Marketing for Lockheed Martin
Corporation in June 1995. He
moved to Ponte Vedra Beach in
December 1995.
Widicus is survived by his


wife of 39 years, Peggy, of Ponte
Vedra Beach; son, Frederick, of
Arlington, Va.; and brother,
Wilbur W. Widicus of Portland,
Ore.
He was a member of Sawgrass
Country Club, Ponte Vedra Inn
& Club, Army Navy Country
Club in Arlington, Va.; The
Churchman and the Guardian
Ad Litum program of
Jacksonville.
A Memorial Service will be
held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in
the Atrium of Sawgrass Golf
Club. Inurnment will be held in
Arlington National Cemetery,
Arlington, Va., at a later date.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.


president for institutional
advancement at Edinboro
(Pa.) University and Albany
(N.Y.) Law School, associate
vice president at Iowa State
University and former chief
curator of history for the
Ohio Historical Society. He
earned a B.A. from Alma
(Mich.) College and a Ph.D.
in history from The Ohio
State University.
A memorial service is
scheduled for 2 p.m.
Saturday in the chapel of
Hardage-Giddens Funeral
Home. In lieu of flowers, the
family asks that contribu-
tions be sent in Hartig's
name to the National
Federation of the Blind of
Florida/Newsline, c/o Gloria
Mills, 4123 Henderson Blvd.,.
Tampa, FL 33629.
Arrangements by Beaches
Chapel by Hardage-Giddens
Funeral Home, Jacksonville
Beach.


Charles E. Higdon, 73, of
Jcksonville died Feb. 18, 2007.
He was born in Indianapolis,
Ind., where he attended Arsenal
Tech High School and Butler
University.
Higdon served his country in
the United States Air Force. He
retired from Eli Lilly after 35
years of service.
Family members include his
wife, Linda Higdon; two sons,
Terry (Florence) Higdon of.
Ponte Vedra Beach and
Timothy Higdon of New York;
and granddaughters, Natalie,
Kirstyn and Ashlynn Higdon.
A Funeral Service will be held


at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the
chapel of Quinn-Shalz Family
Funeral Home, with a visitation
two hours prior to the service
from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A Private
Interment will be held in Ponte
Vedra Valley Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests that memorial contri-
butions for the purpose of pul-
monary research at Mayo
Clinic Jacksonville be sent. to
Mayo Clinic, Dept. of
Development, 4500 San Pablo
Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.


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with a Patriotic Parade at their school. Kindergartners led the group with musical instru-
ments, four-year-olds wore General George Washington hats and three-year-olds flew red,
white and blue wind socks they made. The parade ended with the Pledge of Allegiance and
the singing of "We Wave the Red, White and Blue."


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CALENDAR


Wednesday, Feb. 21
Fun with Flowers: Pat Lopez
of Turner Ace Floral Shop pres-
ents "Fun with Flowers" at 10
a.m. at the Ribault Garden
Club, 705 2nd Ave. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. Attendees
are asked to provide their own
clippers for the program, the
cost of which is $15. For regis-
tration, call 221-5191.

NARFE Meeting: National
Active and Retired Federal
'Employees Chapter 1671 meets
at 12 p.m. at the Golden Corral,
14035 Beach Blvd. Visitors are
welcome. For information, call
221-7644.

Red, White and Black:
MOCA Jacksonville presents
"Red, White and Black: African
American Cinema Pioneers" on


Wednesday
Art association: The Pablo
??Towers Art Association meets
from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call
246-4158 for information.

Ballroom dancing: Ballroom
7.dBancing is offered at 7:30' p.m.
at the Beaches Senior Center,
281 19th Avenue S.,
Jacksonmille Beach. The cost is
$4. For information, call 241-
3796. .

Cancer support group: The
Cancer Support Group at
Baptist Medical Center Beaches
meets at 6 p.m. at the 'Florida
"Cancer Center in Medical
Office Building B on the hospi-
tal campus. Call 247-2910 for
.information.

Family Fun Hour: Guana
,Tolomato Matanzas National
Estuarine Research Reserve
(GTMNERR) hosts a Family Fun
Hour the third Wednesday of
each month. February's event
features whales by highlighting
Maggie Steincrohn Davis' chil-


consecutive Wednesdays in
February. Today's offering is "To
Sleep with Anger," the 1990
film starring Danny Glover and
directed by Charles Burnett.
The fourth and final movie in
the series, Spike Lee's 1996 "Get
on the Bus," will be seen Feb.
28. Both movies will be shown
at 7 p.m. The price of admis-
sion is $5 for members and stu-
dents, $7 for non-members.

Thursday, Feb. 22
'Chick Flicks': The "Chick
Flicks" Thursday film series at
the Beaches Branch Library
continues with "My Big Fat
Greek Wedding" at 5:30 p.m.
The Beaches Branch Library is
at' 600 Third St., Neptune
Beach. Call 241-1141 for infor-
mation.


dren's book, "A Garden of
Whales." The event also will
provide craft activities that
highlight the whale.
The once-a-month event is
open to the public, including
large groups. However, children
ages 3 to 10 must be accompa-
nied by a parent. All materials
for the event will be supplied.
Participation is free, but regis-
tration is required by contact-
ing the GTMNERR at 904-823-
4500.- f

NARFE Meeting: National
Active and Retired Federal
Employees Chapter 1671 meets
at 12 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Golden
Corral, 14035 Beach Blvd.,
Visitors are welcome. For infor-
mation, call 221-7644.

Poker tournament: A poker
tournament is scheduled from
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Neptune
Beach Senior Activity Center.
Tables, cards, chips, refresh-
ments and snacks are provided.
The Senior Activity Center is
located at 2004 Forest Avenue


Wednesday, Feb. 21

Computer Classes: The Beaches Senior Center, 281 19th
Ave. S., Jacksonville Beach, offers
basic computer classes in an
eight-week session that begins
today. The new session runs on
Monday and Wednesdays; par-
ticipants may choose a 12:30
p.m. or 2:15 p.m. class.
Students will learn topics such
as word processing and using
the Internet. The class will
cost $5 and is open to anyone
60 or older. Call 241-3791
..... to register.


and can be reached by calling
270-1688.

Sons of Italy: Sons of Italy
Beaches Lodge 2821 conducts
its general meeting at 7:30 p.m.
the third Wednesday of every
month at the Adele Grage
Cultural Center, 716 Ocean
Blvd., Atlantic Beach. A social
time starting at 6:30 p.m. pre-
cedes the meeting. Anyone,
male' ol female of Italibn her-.
itage or not, who is interested'
in attending a meeting is wel-
come as a guest. For informa-
tion, call 904-242-4929.

Thursday

Kiwanis Beaches: The
Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville
Beaches meets at noon at Selva
Marina Country Club, 1600
Selva Marina Dr., Atlantic
Beach. Visit www.beacheskiwa-
nis.com for information.
Friday
Recovery, Inc.: Recovery,
Inc., a mental health support


Culinary Workshop: A culi-
nary workshop on Sicilian
cooking is offered the fourth
Thursday of three consecutive
months, Feb. 22, March 22 and
April 26, at the Cultural Center
at Ponte Vedra Beach. The time
of each is 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Instructor Alba Renninger will
demonstrate simple Italian
cooking techniques while creat-
ing fantastic Sicilian dishes. The
cost of each workshop is $25 for
members and $35 for non-
members. For information, visit
www.ccpvb.org or call 280-
0614.

Garden Center Day: The
Ribault Garden Club offers a
program on camellias by Neil
Nevin, president of the
Camellia Society. The public is
invited to attend. The club is
located at 705 2nd Ave. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. For infor-
mation, call 246-4641.

Kayak the Guana: Guana
Tolomato Matanzas National
Estuarine Research Reserve
(GTMNERR) offers a two-hour
kayak tour of the Guana River
starting at 10 a.m. The tour,
held in partnership with
Friends of GTMNERR and the
Coastal Outdoor Center, begins
inside the GTM Environmental
Educational Center.
Participants will use double
kayaks, and all kayaking equip-
ment, instruction, reserve entry
fee, tour and bottled water is
included. Admittance is $45 per
person; the tour is appropriate
for age 15 and up. Reservations
must be made by contacting
the Coastal Outdoor Center at
904-471-4144.
The ; GTM Reserve
Environmental Education


group, meets at 6:30 p.m. at St.
Paul's Catholic Church's Family
Life Center, 578 1st Ave. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. Call 247-
3299 for information.

River City Singles Club: The
River City Singles Club, Inc., a
chapter of the Singles
Association of Florida (SAF),
holds a dance from 8 p.m. to 11
p.m. at the Knights of
.Columbus Hall4 1501 Hendritzks
'"Ave., Jacksonville. Admission is
$8, $7 for members. Live music,
snacks and refreshments are
provided. For information, call
779-1234.

Saturday
Adopt-A-Rescued-Kitty:
Kittens and cats that have been
veterinarian-checked and test-
ed, and that have shots and
been neutered, are available for
adoption from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. at PetCo at Atlantic and
Kernan boulevards.


Center is off AlA at 505 Guana
River Road, 17 miles south of
Butler Boulevard or eight miles
north of Vilano Beach. For
information, call (904) 823-
4500.

Strawberry Preserves: The
City of Jacksonville Canning
Center, in cooperation with the
Duval County Extension
Service, offers a workshop from
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants
will learn how to make straw-
berry preserves and take some
home to their family. The per-
person cost is $20, which
includes all materials. Each per-
son will take home approxi-
mately three pints.Call 387-
8860 with questions.

War on Middle Class: Lou
Dobbs of CNN will be at the
Village Inn in Neptune Beach
to discuss "War on the Middle
Class" as part of the Beaches
Democratic Club Book Forum.

Friday, Feb. 23

Fleet Reserve
Dinners/Ladies Nite: Fleet
Reserve Association Branch,
290, 390 Mayport Road,
Atlantic Beach, offers a chicken
gizzard dinner from 5 p.m. to 8
p.m. for an $8 donation. Take-
out orders are welcome, and
dinners are open to the public.
Ladies Nite runs from 6 p.m. to
9 p.m. Feb. 27. For informa-
tion, call 246-6855.

Free Tax Filing Help: Each
Friday through April 13, the
Neptune Beach Senior Activity
Center, in cooperation with
AARP Tax-Aide, offers free tax-
filing help for taxpayers with
middle and low income. Special


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attention is offered for those 60
and older. Service is provided
on a first-come, first-served
basis. No appointments can be
made. The Neptune Beach
Senior Activity Center is at
2004 Forest Avenue. For infor-
mation, call 270-1688.

Saturday, Feb. 24
AARP Driver Safety: A two-
day AARP Driver Safety
Program will be held at the
Neptune Beach Senior Activity
Center, 2004 Forest Avenue.
Saturday's class is scheduled
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the
Sunday class from 1 p.m. to 5
p.m. Registration for the eight-
hour course is $10. Call 270-
1688 or e-mail llyne@neptune-
beach.com for required reserva-
tions.

Beginning Figurative
Sculpting: A Beginning
Figurative Sculpting Workshop
is offered from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. at the Cultural Center at,
Ponte Vedra Beach. Under
instructor Chiche Davis, stu-
dents will work in clay and cre-
ate human figure sculptures.
They will be introduced to the
techniques of composition, bal-
ance and transfer on a large
scale. The cost is $65 for mem-
bers, $85 for non-membersi

Flamenco classes: Naomi
Vail of Flamenco de la Costa
teaches Sevillanas every
Saturday through February. A
children's class is held at 12
p.m., one for adults at 1 p.m.
The cost is $12. Flamenco de la
Costa is at 10131 Atlantic Blvd.
For information or to register,
call Vail at 904-730-9786. The
website is www.flamencodela-


FOR THE KIDS


GOLFING FOR KIDS
*The 15th Annual Club Managers for Kids
Charity Golf Tournament and Casino Night is less
than a month away. The Florida Chapter of the
Club Managers Association of America holds
Casino Night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. March 11 at
Marsh .Landing Country Club in Ponte Vedra
Beach, followed by its charity golf tournament
March 12. The tournament, in which 1985
Players champion Calvin Peete will play with one
foursome, has a 10 a.m. shotgun start. All funds
from the two events will benefit Children's
Miracle Network and Special Olympics.
For information, log on to www.cmnjax.com or
call Harvey Hodz at 904-273-3731.

PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME
*Books-A-Million offers Pre-School Storytime at
10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. For information, call 273-
8055 (Marsh Landing store) and 805-0004
(Regency).

COLTORAL CENTER OFFERINGS
*Super Second Saturday Family Art Days are
offered on a drop-in basis from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
March 10, April 14 and May 12. Family Art Days
are designed for the whole family to participate in
studio art projects and for adults to learn about
,young 'children's artistic growth. The cost to
members is $5 per child; for non-member, it's 7$
per child.
, *Spring Break Arts Camp (ages 4 to 10).
Creative hours are from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for
ages 4 and 5 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for ages 6
to 10 April 2 through April 6. The cost to mem-
bers is $35 a day; for non-members, it's $45 a day.
For information on all three offerings, call 280-
0614.

BEACHES BRANCH LIBRARY

KIDS' EVENTS
. *Family Board Games Day will be held from 2
p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 24. All the old favorites for
ages 5 to 95 Chutes and Ladders, Scrabble,
Checkers and Battleship will be played.
*Anime Club: The ever-popular Teen Anime
Club meets from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 24.
The club invites teens 13 to 18 (12-year-olds


admitted with signed parental permission) to get
together with other teen anime fans to watch
anime, discuss their favorite anime and share
their anime artwork.
The Beaches Branch Library is at 600 Third St.,
Neptune Beach. Call, 241-1141 for information.


JEWISH COMMUNITY

ALLIANCE
*Purim Baskets Decorations: Students in grades
8 to 12 are invited to help out the community
and earn service hours tied to Purim, a holiday of
triumph and fun. Baskets will be put together
from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 25 and shared with the
residents of River Garden Hebrew Home for the
Aged. For information, call Lauren Alston; Youth
Program, at 730-2100, ext. 249.
eMommy and Me: The JCA offers the following
classes, for new mothers and their children up to
age 3: Pregnancy Yoga, Developmental Classes,
Pilates and Me, Music and Movement, Toddler
Sports, Messy Mornin' and Mommy & Me
Playgroup. For information, contact Suzanne
Egeln at 730-2100, ext. 259.
*Break Away Days: On days when school is
closed, children may be sent to the JCA, where
they will experience a wide range of activities,
including sports, swimming, arts and crafts and
cooking. Children in grades K-5 are eligible. The
fee is $35 for JCA members, $42 for non-mem-
bers.

MUSEUM OPPORTUNITIES
*Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829
Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, 904-355-0630.
-An arts festival for children with disabilities
will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 2 to
April 5. The 13th annual VSA Arts Festival pro-
vides meaningful art experiences for disabled
youngsters. Admission and all activities is free.
-Drop-In Art in the Afternoon, for ages 4 to 8,
is held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Activity is
based on the national Start With The Arts pro-
gram. Each week, children explore the galleries or
gardens and experiment with a different art
process. There is no pre-registration; early arrival
is encouraged as class size is limited. The cost is $5
for members, $7 for non-members.


costa.com.

Healthy Back: Does your
back bother you? Then Healthy
Back Yoga might be for you.
Healthy Back Yoga is offered on
consecutive Saturdays, Feb. 24,
March 3 and March 10, from 9
a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at Let's
Dance Studio, 246 Solano Road,
Ponte Vedra Beach. Classes are
designed to teach participants
how to keep their back healthy
or return their back to health.
No prior yoga experience is
required, but pre-registration is.
To do so, call Joan Ryan 280-
4628 or e-mail y6gajoan@com-
cast.net.

Sunday, Feb. 25
Breathing for Peace: A six-
week, consecutive-Sundays,
Introductory Meditation class
that began Jan. 21 ends March
4 at Cobalt Moon Center, Sky
Studio, 217 First St., Neptune
Beach. Hours of the sessions,
conducted by Carol Lutker of
the Drolma Meditation Center,
are 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The fee is
$9 per session. For information,
call 386-246-4092 or visit
www.MeditationInFlorida.org.

Iraq for Sale: The first in a
series of Beaches Democratic
Club-sponsored movies, "Iraq
for Sale," will,be shown from 2
p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Beaches
Public Library, 600 Third St.,
Neptune Beach. The documen-
tary was directed by Robert
Greenwald. Popcorn and bever-
ages will be available during the
showing, which is open to the
public. The next documentary
will be shown May 20.





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CALL SOME FRIENDS.


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MEETINGS


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UN F4i College of Arts & Sciences
1.0- Department of Music


Upcoming Concerts

at UNF


Tribute to slack Ifistory Month
UNF Wind Ensemble featuring Robert Sims
of the Ritz Chamber Players
Sunday, February 25th 3:00 pm
UNF Campus .* Robinson Theater
Free


19tf Annual great tAmerican Jazz Series
Doc Severinsen
See This Trumpet Legend on His Final Performance Tour
Thursday, March 1st 7:30 pm
UNF Fine Arts Center Lazzara Hall
Tickets: $35, $25
Call 620-2878 to order

Sing I nto Syrin8
UNF Choral and Chamber Singers
Tuesday, March 6th 7:30 pm
tNF Fine Arts Center Recital Hall
Free

RiCey Lee,-Shakuhachi 'Fute
Sponsored by the Cummer Family Foundation
Saturday, March 17th 7:30 pm
UNF Fine Arts Center Recital Hall
Free

University of North t'loldda Department of Music
4567 St. John's Bluff Road South
Jacksonville. FL 32224
(904) 620-2961 mbovenzl@unf.edu


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TEACHER OF THE YEAR


Photo by JENNIFER KNOECHEL
Seabreeze Elementary teacher of the year Kathy Herlihy, the standards coach for all grade levels, is joined by third and fifth
grade students she has taught since first grade.



Herlihy helps students of all levels


by JENNIFER KNOECHEL
STAFF WRITER
Helping students find the resources
within themselves to be successful is
what Kathy Herlihy hopes to accom-
plish at Seabreeze Elementary School.
Herlihy is the school's standards
teacher and was named teacher of the
year for her work with students at all
grade levels.
"When you take a child who can't
read and doesn't feel good about
themselves and you put in some strate-
gies and see the child feel like, 'OK, I
can do this,' there is nothing else that
compares to that feeling," Herlihy
said.
"And that is what happens in the
classroom every day."
Every year teachers and staff in pub-
lic schools are asked to nominate and
vote for teacher of the year to repre-
sent their school in the district and
state Teacher of the Year Recognition
Program.
Seabreeze Elementary, located in
Jacksonville Beach, is in Region 4 of
Duval County which includes all the
public schools at the Beaches and West
Beaches.
"She matches the students' needs
and assists the teacher with their
needs so she has been a great asset for
the whole school," said Bill Dutter,
principal of Seabreeze Elementary.
"She is a great resource. Last year she


organized a group of parents to help
set up book clubs and learning
libraries for all the classrooms. If there
is anything we need she'll make it
happen. It's nice to have that kind.of,,,
support. You can ahvays count on i
her."
Herlihy provides support for the
teachers in all classrooms as well as
professional development training in
terms of literacy instruction in the
classroom. She is in her second year as
the standards coach, a position which
stemmed off the America's Choice
school improvement program of stan-
dards-based education.
"I think in the [students'] writing is
where the standards-based education
has really done an excellent job
because they are looking at the power
within the student and letting the stu-
dent perform in areas that before were
never even aspired to," Herlihy said.
"The writing is astounding and that
was missing a few years ago. The more
time spent on writing the more scores
went up on reading because it is a
reciprocal process. So it's like 'Wow'
they can do more. For a child to take
that oral language and realize you can
express what you're thinking on a
piece of paper there is no limit to
what they can do."
Herlihy previously taught first grade
and preschool handicap at Seabreeze,
where she has taught for the past 11
years.


She started teaching in Duval
County in 1983, first at Paxon Middle
School, then at Alden Road
Exceptional Center, and Springfield
Elementary, ,. ,l ,
She has a:'dual degree in exceptional ;
education and elementary education
from Keene State College, a teachers
college in New Hampshire.
She worked with mentally handi-
capped children in New Hampshire
before moving to Jacksonville and
began working with specific learning
disabilities. She earned a master's
degree in education from the
University of North Florida and in
2001 she was nationally board certi-
fied, the highest level that teachers
can achieve.
There are only about 300 teachers'in
Duval County with this level of certifi-
cation.
Outside of the classroom, Herlihy
spent most of her time raising her son,
Craig, now 20, who is majoring in
accounting at the University of
Florida.
"I have always loved children and I
just fell in love with teaching because
you feel like you really make a differ-
ence," Herlihy said.
"The most important thing a child.
can learn is finding the resources with-
in to know if you want to do some-
thing you can do it. Nothing is bigger
than you."


Dignity U Wear kicks

off 2nd clothing drive


FROM STAFF
Dignity U Wear, the local-
ly-based national nonprofit
that distributes brand-new
clothing to people in need,
kicked off its second annual
"Undie Sunday" and "Undie
Monday" drive this month.
The six-week campaign will
culminate March 11 and 12.
"This event helps us accu-
mulate an inventory of new
underwear for boys and
girls-items we never have
enough of--to meet the needs
of our recipient agency net-
work with new clothing for
their clients," said executive
director James Diehl.
Last year, the campaign
generated more than 73,000
pieces of underwear and
more than 200 groups partic-
ipated in the effort.
Dignity U Wear hopes to
recruit at least 300 groups to
collect 100,000 pieces during
the 2007 campaign.
Faith groups, businesses,
civic and school groups can
sign on to participate by


downloading a sign-up form
on www'dignityuwear.com.
For more information, call
636-9455.
Upcoming special events
include:
February 24-25 Undie
.,Sunday & Undie Monday
Days at the Jacksonville Zoo
& Gardens. 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
each day. Reduced priced
admission will be available
on both days with a dona-
tion of a pack of underwear.
March 15.- Veterans
Memorial Arena. Chris
Tomlin concert, with Louie
Giglio & Matt Redman.7
p.m. Concert-goers can bring
a package of children's
underwear to drop into col-
lection bags as they enter the
event.
Dignity U Wear was found-
ed in 2000 by Ponie Vedra
Beach resident Henri
Landwirth to provide new
socks and underwear to the
homeless. The organization
has donated more than 2
million pieces of clothing.


Photo submitted
Gordon VanDusen, 15, of Boy Scout Troop 40 in Jacksonville
Beach is awarded the rank of Eagle Scout by his father at
Beach United Methodist Church. Scout Master Trey Phillips
officiated the Feb. 10 ceremony. Eagle Scout is the highest
rank attainable in the Boy Scouts.


Managing canteen at Palm Valley



Legion post suits former stock broker


Photo by KATHY NICOLETTI
Joyce Wright of Ponte Vedra Beach is the canteen manager
at American Legion Post 233 in Palm Valley.


by KATHY NICOLETTI
COLUMNIST
J oyce Wright decided
years ago that being in
the kitchen is just fine
With her. '
Chopping, doing all the
prep work, and then enjoy-
ing the wonderful smell of,
good food cooking is what
makes this Ponte Vedra
Beach resident happy.
Wright has been cooking
since her childhood. She
grew up in the small town of
Casa, Ark., (population 80).
This was the kind of south-
ern town where everyone
was kinfolk, she said. Her
family ran a diner in town.
Wright helped at the diner,
and quickly learned that it
was more fun to cook than
to wash the dishes and scrub
the pots and pans.
As a waitress at a pizza
restaurant while in high
school, Wright frequently
helped make pizzas and
spaghetti and meatballs.
Over the years, Wright has
accumulated a collection of
about 200 cookbooks, which,


she said, she reads "like nov-
els," always looking for a
new recipe to try. She likes
sharing recipes and sends a
favorite recipe along with
her Christmas cards every
year.
When Wright retired a few
years ago from a 20-year
career as a stock broker, she
was happy to have more
time to spend in the kitchen.
She found herself cooking
three big meals a day for her-
self and her husband, Mike,
which she said was more
than they really needed.
About a year ago, Wright
agreed to serve as canteen
manager at American Legion
Post 233 in Palm Valley.
There she oversees the
kitchen operation and cooks
for many of the meals served
to the members.


Working at Post 233 has
turned out to be a great job
for a woman who enjoys
everything about cooking
and who grew up in small,
close-knit town.
The Post is like a family
and it doesn't take long for
someone new to feel at
home, she said.
Some people come in every
day. Everyone looks forward
to good food here which we
try to provide at a reasonable
price.
Wright said that she loves
to make soups and will often
make a pot for.board meet-
ings at the Post.
Creamy Kale Soup is a
favorite and the recipe makes
enough to serve a lot of peo-
ple. Kale, a cold weather
green with a mild flavor, is
her first choice but fresh
spinach or salad greens can
also be used in this recipe.
Tomato Basil Tart is a ver-
satile dish that works well
for any meal of the day or
for party fare. For breakfast
or brunch, serve it with
scrambled eggs. It also makes
a great appetizer or side with


a bigger meal.
Whenever Wright has
houseguests, she likes to a
have a pan of Chicken
Spaghetti Casserole in the
freezer. Everyone enjoys this
dish, she said, and it comes
in handy to have this ready
for a last minute meal.
For Chicken in Mustard
Sauce, cook boneless chicken
thighs in Chardonnay and
then add Dijon mustard and
heavy cream to the pan
juices for a rich sauce.
Removing the bone from a
chicken thigh only takes a
couple minutes, said Wright.
Wright's recipe for Baked:
Shrimp is easy and makes
what some people have told
her is the best shrimp. Use
the shrimp in the shells and
all the pepper listed in the
recipe for the best flavor
which is surprisingly not hot
and spicy, she said. Serve this
dish with a good crusty loaf
of bread for dipping in the
sauce.
The name of Best Darn

See Recipes, A-10


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Recipes: Best Darn Chocolate Cake at Post 233


WEDDING


Cont. from A-9
Chocolate Cake says it all,
said Wright. Pecans and a
buttery topping of cream
cheese and confectioners
sugar baked into the cake
make this a favorite of
chocolate lovers.
Another of Wright's
favorite desserts is Frozen
Margarita Pie. This is made
with a salty pretzel crust to
balance the sweetened lime
pie filling that has a taste of
both tequila and Grand
Marnier.

The following are some of
Joyce Wright's favorite recipes.

Creamy Kale Soup

1 lb. fresh green kale
2 14.5 oz. cans chicken
broth
1 soup can water
one and one-half lbs. red
potatoes, washed and
chopped
one and one-half lbs.
chopped kielbasa or chopped
pork
three-quarters tsp. salt
3 tsp. pepper
1 large onion, chopped
2 cups whipping cream
4 15 oz. cans white beans,
rinsed and drained
2 T flour

Remove stems from kale,
rinse and drain. Tear into
bite-size pieces and set aside.
Combine broth, water, and
next four ingredients in a
large soup pot, bring to a
boil. Reduce heat and sim-
mer, stirring occasionally for
20 minutes. Stir in kale and
onion, simmer 20 more min-
utes. Add whipping cream
and beans. Bring back to a
boil. Combine butter and
flour, blend well and add to
soup. Simmer approximately
10 minutes.
(Too niuch stirring or stir-
ring too hard will turn the
beans to mush.)
Spinach or left over salad
greens can be substituted for
kale.
Baked Shrimp


5 lbs. jumbo shrimp in
shells
8 T black pepper
juice of 2 large lemons
1 16 oz. bottle of
Newman,s Caesar salad
dressing
1 lb. butter, cut into small
pieces

Preheat oven to 400
degrees.
Place shrimp in roasting
pan, top shrimp with rest of
ingredients. Bake 20 to 30
minutes, stirring every 10
minutes.
Place shrimp in serving
dish with juice to keep
moist.
Serve with bowls of the
juice along with crusty bread
for dipping.

Chicken in Mustard
Sauce

6 chicken thighs, skin on
and bone in
1 cup Chardonnay
2 cups whipping cream
1 T Dijon mustard
butter
fresh chopped dill

Bone the chicken thighs,
leave the skin on the things.
Line the inside of the thighs
with chopped dill.
Fold up and close with a
toothpick through the skin.
Lightly brown the thighs in
butter, add the Chardonay.
Cover and cook on low for
about 45 minutes.
Remove the chicken from
the pan. Mix the whipping
cream with the mustard and
stir in pan. Return the chick-
en to the pan and continue
to cook on low, covered,.
about 20 minutes. Serve with
rice.

Tomato Basil Tart

1 unbaked pie crust
one-half cup shredded
mozzarella cheese
5 plum tomatoes, sliced
and drained on paper towels
one and one-half cups
shredded mozzarella cheese


1 cup chopped fresh basil
one-half cup mayonnaise
three-quarters cup grated
parmesan cheese
4 cloves of garlic, minced

Put crust in pie pan or
quiche dish sprayed with
cooking spray. Sprinkle bot-
tom of crust with half cup of
mozzarella, layer with toma-
to slices. Mix rest of ingredi-
ents and spread over toma-
toes.
Bake at 375 degrees for 25
to 30 minutes. Top should be
lightly browned.
Allow to sit 5-10 minutes
before slicing.

Chicken Spaghetti
Casserole

3 lbs. cooked chicken, save
2 quarts of stock
1 tsp. butter
1 medium onion, minced
1 bell pepper, minced
1 cup chopped celery
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 can tomatoes with juice
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 lb. thin spaghetti
1 lb. Velveeta cheese
Poach chicken in enough
water to cover. Allow to cool
in broth, then remove from
broth and save 2 quarts of
the broth. Bone chicken and
set aside.
Saute onions, peppers, cel-
ery, and garlic in butter until
limp. Add 1 quart stock,
tomatoes, and Rotel. Simmer
until flavors mix.
Cook pasta in remaining
chicken stock, add water if
needed. When pasta is
aldente, add Vellveeta and
stir until melted. This should
be a little runny. Mix chick-
en, sauce, and pasta.
Bake 45 minutes at 350
degrees; it should be lightly
golden and bubbly. Serves
10.
Freezes well before or after
cooking.

Frozen Margarita Pie

Crust: two and one-half
cups (4 oz.) thin, salted pret-


zels
one-third cup sugar
1 stick melted butter

Pie: 1 can Eagle brand milk
1 T fresh grated lime peel
2 T fresh lime juice
one and one-half T tequila
one and one-half T Grand
Marnier
4 drops green and 2 drops
yellow food coloring
one and one-half cups
whipping cream

For crust: Spray a 9-inch
pie pan with non-stick spray.
Pulse pretzels and sugar until
they are fine crumbs. Add
butter and blend. Press in
bottom and up sides of pie
pan. Place in freezer.

For pie: Stir condensed
milk, lime peel arid juice,
tequila, Grand Marnier,.and
food color in small bowl.
Beat crearh with mixer in a
large bowl until soft peaks
form. Gradually fold in lime
mixture until blended. Pour
into crust, freeze uncovered
at least 6 hours. Wrap air-
tight; freeze at least 2 more
hours or for up to 3 months.

To serve: Unwrap pie and
put in refrigerator about 15
minutes to slice. Garnish
with pretzel sticks.

Best Darn Chocolate
Cake

1 box chocolate cake mix,
plus ingredients listed on
box
8 oz. cream cheese
1 stick butter
1 box powdered sugar
1 cup chopped pecans

Mix cake mix as directed,
add nuts. Pour into a greased
and floured sheet cake pan.
Melt and stir together
cream cheese, butter, and
powdered sugar. Pour over
mixed cake.
Bake according to box
directions, may take about 5
minutes longer.


Erik and Stefanie Miller

Miller-Simcox


Stefanie Jeanne Simcox of
McElhattan, Pa., and Erik
Richard Miller of Jacksonville
were married Sunday, Feb. 18,
at the Saloma Methodist
Church in Saloma, Pa.
The bride is the daughter of
Steve and Lois Simcox of
McElhattan, Pa. She is a gradu-
ate of Central Mountain High
School and is a sergeant in the
U.S. Army.


The groom is the son of
James and Elaine Miller of
Jacksonville. He is a graduate of
Sandalwood High and is a staff
sergeant in the U.S. Army.
Brandy Kuzenski was the
matron of honor. Tiffany Cloo
was the flower girl. Brad
Ehrhardt was the best man.
The couple will reside in
Fairbanks, Alaska.


Kelly Lynn Waters of
Jacksonville and Brian Lorenz
Beatty of St. Paul., Minn., have
announced their engagement
to be married.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Lewis of Green Cove Springs
and Cecil Waters of Palatka.
She earned a bachelor's
degree in international studies
from Southwest Texas State
University and is a surface war-'


fare officer in the U.S. Navy
Reserves, stationed at Mayport.
The groom-elect is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. James Beatty of
Marine on St. Croix, Minn. He
earned a bachelor's degree in
mechanical engineering and is
a Naval flight instructor in
Enid, Okla.
The couple plan to wed on
May 19, 2007, at Ancient City
Baptist Church in St.
Augustine.


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Education


photo submitted
Essay contest winners, from left, Emily Brune, a seventh grader at Beaches Chapel, Daniel Goodling, an eighth grader at Fletcher
Middle School, and Vanessa Evans, a fifth grader at Seabreeze Elementary. The students each received a $25 U.S. Savings Bond .
from the Jean Ribault Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The topic of the essay was "Jamestown Is Settled."


Kimberly A. Wenger of
Ponte Vedra Beach was named
to the Dean's List for the Fall
2006 semester at Virginia Tech
in Blacksburg, Va.
To qualify, students must
have earned at least a 3.4 grade
point average during the
semester.
Wenger is a freshman major-
ing in general engineering. She
is the daughter of. Klaus and
Barbara Wenger of Ponte
Vedra.
*. *


PEOPLE & PLACES

Christopher S. Nottingham
of Atlantic Beach was named
to the Dean's List at Virginia
Military Institute.
To be eligible, a cadet must
have at least a grade-point
average of 3.0 and no grade
below C.
A senior majoring in major-
ing in psychology, he is the
son of Lucius S. Nottingham III
and Julia G. Spillert.
Olivia Blakely Caswell
6f Ponte Vedra Beach and


Alexander Iraj Bijan
Tureman of
Jacksonville Beach
were named to the Dean's List
for the 2006 fall semester at
Presbyterian College in
Clinton, S.C.
* *
Army Pvt. Nicholas A.
Brooks has graduated from
Basic Combat training at Fort
Sill, Lawton, Okla.
He is the son of Eva Mayo of
Atlantic Beach.
* *


photo submitted
Joy Chalker, AP social studies
teacher, and Laura Strickland,
school media specialist, hold
the Freedom Award presented
to Fletcher High Feb. 12. See
school briefs.


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Beaches Chapel School is
now registering 4 year olds for
the state-funded Voluntary
Prekindergarten Program
for Fall 2007. For more infor-
mation, call 241-4211, ext.
411.
* *
Grammy-award-winning
guitarist/composer Andrew
York and international award-
winning guitarist/composer
Dusan Bogdanovic will head-
line Friday's 14 annual Great
Guitar Gathering at Douglas
Anderson School of the Arts..
The event is slated for 7:30
p.m. in the school's theater at
2445 San Diego Road. The
concert will also feature the
Douglas Anderson Guitar
Orchestra, under the leader-
ship of ,Don Casper.
Tickets are $15 and may be
purchased in advance or at
the door. .Proceeds will bene-
fit the school's guitar pro-
gram. For additional informa-
tion, call 346-5620.
o** *
The Noble Street School
will be holding an open
house for parents and
prospective students from 1
to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb.
24. Noble Street School, at
1356 Beach Blvd. off South
Penman Road in Jacksonville
Beach, is a small private,
school focusing on students
with mild learning disabilities
or who are underachieving in
specific subject areas.
The school is currently
accepting applications for
children in 6th-12th grade for
the 2007-2008 school year.
McKay Scholarship is accept-
ed. Call Lisa Kamm at 803-
3260 for more information.
* *
Fletcher High School was
one of four schools in Duval
County to win the Freedom
Award for registering the
largest percentage of students
in this year's voter registra-
tion drive.
The goal was to increase the
number of registered 18-24
year olds by 20 percent each
year.
Fletcher received the award,
along with Paxon, Bolles and


Episcopal highs, during a cer-
emony at the school on Feb.
12. Supervisor of Elections
Jerry Holland, a Fletcher High
graduate, presented the
award.
* *
U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw
is accepting applications for
the 4th Congressional
District High School Art
Competition. Each school is
allowed to submit 10 pieces of
art. Every student who partic-
ipates will be awarded a cer-
tificate of recognition.
The top 25 entries will be
displayed at the Wilson
Center Gallery on the South
Campus of Florida
Community College at
Jacksonville. The winning
entry will be displayed in the
U.S. Capitol for one year.
`Deadline for entries is April
12. For details, call 598-0481
or visit crenshaw.house.gov.
* *
The College of Education
and Human Services at the
University of North Florida is
accepting nominations for
the 2007 Gladys Prior
Awards for Career Teaching
Excellence.
The two major criteria for
selection of teachers for this
prestigious award are sus-
tained teaching excellence
and sustained inspiration of
students.
To be eligible for the award,
teachers must have at least 10
years of teaching experience
in a Duval County public or
private school. The award car-
ries a $12,000 cash prize. Up
to four Gladys Prior Awards
are presented annually by the
College of Education and
Human Services.
Any person (colleague,
administrator, student, parent
or community member) may
nomihate a teacher for the
award. The nominee should
write a letter describing how
the teacher inspires students
through excellent teaching.
Teachers may not nominate
themselves.
For more information, e-
mail Lynne Raiser at Irais-
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Defense keys Panthers' first-ever boys soccer title


By ROBERT DeANGELO
SPORTS EDITOR

FORT LAUDERDALE Seven steps. Call
it a recovery program for the Nease boys
soccer team which hadn't advanced past
the regional round of the playoffs in four
years.
Panthers head coach
Ken Kirsch wrote "Seven
Steps" on a dry-erase
board when he met with
his team for the first time
in the preseason.
"They didn't know what
it was and eventually I
had to tell them it was .
seven wins from the dis-
trict playoffs to the state .
championship," said
Kirsch, in his first season PH RATES
at Nease. "Seven steps. PIRATES
They bought into my sys- PANTHE F
tern.
"I told them at the end of the game
today, 'I suckered you. You bought into
the system.'"
That system delivered the Nease boys
their first-ever state championship with
Saturday's 1-0 victory over Fernandina
Beach on a sun-splashed Lockhart Stadium
field. The lone goal was AJ. Nelson's left-


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footed blast almost 34 minutes into the
first half.
"Joe McKinley had a transition and he
just played a pinpoint ball," said Nelson.
"He really threaded the needle and I got
through, took one touch and volleyed it
in."
On the play, Nelson spilt two Pirates
defenders and beat goal-
the left side from about 15
yards out. The sopho-
more's goal was the first
scored against Femandina
Beach in seven games,
including four postseason
contests leading up to the
Class 4A championship
LA match.
"We weren't able to get a
0 goal and they did," said
Pirates head coach Josh
S1 Dunn. "That's the story
right there. I thought we
played well, but we just couldn't get a goal
out there or many opportunities for
that matter."
In fact, neither team managed much
offense. Nease had just three shots on goal
while the Pirates notched six, all saved by
Panthers goalkeeper Austin Davis, who
was named by the Florida Sports Writers


Association as tournament MVP.
"That's well deserved," said Kirsch.
"Since the Tampa tournament Austin
didn't have a great tournament but
from that point on, though, we've really
worked on his game. Things like being
physical, communicating and catching
balls at the highest point.
"Since Tampa, he's been our best play-
er."
Davis, a sophomore, recorded back-to-
back shutouts in Fort Lauderdale.
"It's just a tremendous feeling to hold
that trophy," said Davis, referring to the
state championship award. "It just shows
how hard we worked to get here and how
tough our defense is."
His head coach readily agreed. "Our
game's defense and we won with defense,"
the 31-year-old Kirsch said.
As to the specifics of what Nease did to
shut down Merritt Island (138 goals in 28
games) and a Fernandina Beach side fea-
turing the one-two scoring punch of Luis
Rojas (25 goals) and William Hurt (19
goals, 11 assists), Kirsch credited the tenets
he's been preaching since the first day of
practice last fall.
"It's about structure and communica-
tion. Being a defensive-minded coach, I
See CHAMPIONS, page B3


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Panthers goalkeeper Austin Davis makes a save against Merritt
Island Friday night. Davis was named the Class 4A MVP.


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FISHING



Anglers busy preparing for El Cheapo tourney


Sheepshead anglers spent
most of last week preparing
for next Saturday's El
Cheapo Sheepshead
Tournament. On the
Jacksonville Beach Pier and in
the surf a few more whiting
were caught last week. Small
blues and drum are also begin-
ning to show.
Capts. Mike Morris and
David King spent Tuesday and
Wednesday mornings anchored
along the big jetties practicing
for the El Cheapo tournament,
which is set to take place
Saturday. They caught their
limit of toothy ones each day
weighing up to six pounds.
Last Saturday, Brook Daily
used live fiddlers along the
south jetties and caught his
limit of sheepshead.
Last Thursday, Jonathan
Tomlinson released three red
bass in the canal and on Friday


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WIMPY SUTTON
FISHING LEADER



tried several spots along the jet-
ties and caught eight
sheepshead to eight pounds,
three reds, two flounder and
several trout.
James Gergley and his buddy
Mike Tandarich fished from the
"Head Hunter" last Wednesday
in some of their favorite feeder


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creeks and caught seven reds to
25 inches and a pair of trout
which they released, of course.
Capt. David Sipler fishing
alone on Tuesday reports a
catch of six reds to 23 inches,
three sheepshead and five trout.
Capt. Bob Cosby checked in
after a trip last week with 20
blues, a red bass, one eight-
pound sheepshead and a release
of six trout.
On a second trip to the canal
and feeder creeks last Tuesday,
James Gergley released seven
red bass, six trout and four
flounder.
Jeff Wansor used grubs last
week on a trip to one of his
secret spots in the canal and
caught 18 flounder.
Larry "Fishman" Finch was
standing in the surf at Daytona
Beach when I called him
Sunday afternoon. He was
catching whiting, pompano
and drum.
On Thursday, Larry found
the fish biting when he present-
ed his fresh sand fleas. At the
end of the day the "Fishman"
had his limit of pompano, 40
whiting and lots of drum
weighing up to five pounds.
On Tuesday, Larry took his
grandson Logan sheepshead
fishing along the jetties. They
caught seven sheepshead
weighing up to four pounds.
On Monday, Capt. George
Strate made a check out trip
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with Becky and crew members.
They stopped around B.R.
where Becky caught a 12-pound
grouper and the crew filled
their coolers with sea bass and
beeliners.
On the Jacksonville Beach
Pier, manager Faye Cotner
reports more whiting were
brought over the rail last week
along with lots of blues and
dozens of drum. Rich Perez led
all anglers over the weekend
with his catch of 25 big whiting
on Saturday.


Photo submitted Photo submitted
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yellowfin. What great action.
Good Fishin'.


Photos submitted
ABOVE: Tim Millard with one
of the grouper caught off the
west coast of Florida recently.
BELOW: History Picture of the
Week features Capt. Eddie
Smith and his daughter La
Rae who caught a 58-pound
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CHAMPIONS: Nelson scores only goal of final


Continued from page B-I
talk a lot about being structured
and being communicative, talk-
ing to each other on the field.
"As a sweeper, you see every-
thing. As a goalkeeper, you see
everything. So it was just a
question of Kyle Ringeisen and
Austin making sure every man
was marked and being struc-
turally sound. And we are."
The state title game lacked


the electricity and urgency on
display Friday evening as
Fernandina Beach upended
Jesuit, 1-0, in a back-and-forth
semifinal match.
In the nightcap Friday, Nease
employed a lockdown defense
on previously unbeaten Merritt
Island (28-0-0 entering the con-
test) and emerged with a 2-0
victory on goals by Ryan
Corning and Palmer Davis.
"Merritt Island wasn't expect-


ing us to come out as hard as
we did," said Nelson, who
earned an assist on Davis's goal.
"They didn't have a loss this
whole season
and we put
two goals on
them. Two-
nil. I mean, Our garr
they didn't
know what and we wA
was coming." fense. It's
The
Mustangs ture and
entered tion. Being
Friday's semi-
final as an minded cc
overwhelming lot about
favorite to
take the Class tured and
4A title back municative
to the Space
Coast. In the each other
days leading g ............... ..................
up to the final
four, Merritt
Island was Kei
voted as the Panther
No. 1 team in heac
the country in
the
NSCAA/adidas high school
winter soccer poll.
"They worked harder than
we did," Mustangs coach
Scooty Carey said of Nease. "As
much as we preached about
not looking past them, [we]
did. I take responsibility for
that."


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While the Merritt Island
match was a physical affair that
resulted in red cards for two
Mustangs players late in the
game as emo-
tions boiled
over, Kirsch
blamed the
)'s defense schedule for
lackluster play
)n with de- from both
bout struc- teams on
Saturday.
omminuca- "I don't
defensive- think we
played well in
ch, I talk a the sense of
eing struc- our style, but I
think fatigue
being com- had a lot to do
talking to with it," said
the coach. "I
)n the field. don't like that
..... ..................................... they give you
less than 24
hours to turn
Kirsch around for a
first-year state champi-
coach onship game.
This game is
supposed to be
the ultimate of the two best
teams.
"In this game, I thought there
was no energy. Fatigue had a lot
to do with it. They came at us
hard and I was extremely wor-
ried until we got that goal. I
kept thinking, 'Man, these guys
are gonna score on us.' Luckily


Photos by ROB DeANGELO
ABOVE: Panthers goalkeeper Austin Nelson makes a save
against Merritt Island in the semifinals Friday.
LEFT: A.J. Nelson celebrates after scQring the only goal of the
championship game.
BELOW: Nease defenders Myles Wright, Nick Janacko, lan
Svilokos,. Ryan Corning form a wall in front of keeper Austin
Davis as Fernandina Beach's Jorge Rojas (10) takes a free.kick.


Photo by ROB DeANGELO
Panthers head coach Ken Kirsch reacts after receiving a yellow
card during his team's semifinal match Friday against Merritt
Island. Nease earned a 2-0 victory and a berth in the final.


enough, we held them off and
we got that goal."
After Nelson's score, the
Panthers dropped back on
defense and relied on their
stingy, overlapping scheme to
break up most Femandina.
Beach scoring opportunities.
"Now we get a banner, just


like the girls team did," Kirsch
said, referring to the three state
titles the Panthers have won in
the past six seasons. "And we'll
get a big team picture on the
wall in the gym.: We need two
more to match the girls,
though. Well, it'll just feel great
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Basketball Camp
Tommy Hulihan's Beaches
Basketball Camp @ St. Paul's
School is offered May 29 to
June 1 at St. Paul's. The
hours are 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
for students entering third
through fifth-grades and 12
p.m. through 3 p.m. for
those entering sixth through
ninth grades. The cost is $75
per participant.
For information, visit
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call Tommy Hulihan at 349-
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Fishing
The seventh annual El
Cheapo Sheepshead
Tournament and fish fry will
take place Feb. 24 at the
Mayport Public Boat Ramp at
Mike Scanlan Park.
Entry fee, including
Captains' dinner, is $60 per
boat.
Prizes include a 14-foot
Lowe Jon boat, 25-horsepow-
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and a Loadmaster trailer val-
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www.jaxfish.com or contact
tournament director Frank


'Joura at (904) 465-4552 or
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Flag Football
Registration is now taking
place for the spring flag foot-
ball season for kids ages 5-17.
The spring season league
runs from March 17 until
May 19 throughout the First
Coast area including UNF
and Ponte Vedra.
For more information, loca-
tions, dates and opportunity
to register on line, visit Web
site at www.i9sports.com or
phone (904) 992-4263.
* *

Eight-on-eight flag football
for kids ages 7 to 15 will take
place at the Carver Center
beginning in February.
Registration is underway
with a $10 entry fee for each
player. Proof of age is
required for registration, as is
presence of a parent or
guardian.
All players will receive
equal playing time and sign-
ups are taking place at the
Carver Center, 738 4th Ave.
S. in Jacksonville Beach. For
more information contact Mr.


Blunt at 247-6218.
Florida vs. FSU
Tickets are now on sale for
the University of Florida vs.
Florida State baseball game
on Tuesday, April 3 at 7:05
p.m. at the Baseball Grounds
of Jacksonville.
Prices are: $15.50 for
dugout box seats, $12.50 for
reserved box seats and $8.50
general admission.
Tickets may be purchased
by calling the Jacksonville
Suns box office at 358-2846,
through the Suns Web site at
www.jaxsuns.com or by visit-
ing the Baseball Grounds box
office.
Golf
The third annual Atlantic
Beach Women's Classic is
slated for March 31 at Selva
Marina Country Club. Tee
times start at 8:30 a.m.
Cost is $70 and includes
range balls, golf, light break-
fast, lunch and prizes. Field is
limited to the first 75 players
who submit paid entry.
For entry form, e-mail
proshop@selvamarina.com or
'phone 246-3144.
Nease Fundraiser


Nease High School Boosters
will present their annual ath-
letic fundraiser "Gold Rush
Casino Royale" Saturday,
March 10 from 6:30 p.m.
until 10 p.m. at the
Plantation Country Club in
Ponte Vedra Beach.
Evening's events will
include casino tables, live
and silent'auctions, hors
d'ourves and cash bar. Items
already donated include golf
packages, a weekend at Green
Briar resorts, graduation seats
and Nease student parking
spaces.
All of the athletic teams at
Nease are responsible for rais-
ing 90 percent of their sea-
son's budget. Monies raised
from the event will go toward
transportation, equipment,
team uniforms and scholar-
ships.
To sponsor a table or pur-
chase a ticket, phone Kim at
543-0537.
Soccer
Registration for the Ponte
Vedra Soccer Club's spring
season will soon end.
Electronic registration is
available via the Internet at
PonteVedraSoccer-Club.com.
Cost is $130 and new players
must provide copy of birth
certificate. Children must
have been 4 by July 31, 2006,
to play. The season takes
place from March to May.
Softball
Northeast Florida Girls
Softball is conducting spring
registration and offering a
free skills and coaches clinic.
Girls ages 4 to 16 are wel-
come.


For more information visit
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Sports Camp
Tommy Hulihan's St. Paul's
Sports Camp, for kindergart-
ners through eighth-graders,
begins June 4 and concludes
July 27. Week-long sessions,
which run from 8:30 a.m. to
3 p.m. each day, will be held
June 4 to June 8, June 11 to
June 15, June 25 to June 29,
July 2 to July 6, July 9 to July
13 and July 23 to July 27.
The cost of each camp is
$110, except for July 2 to July
6, when there's no camp on
the Fourth of July. That
week's charge is $90. Single
Day rates are available.
Campers will participate in
team sports and age-appropri-
ate activities, such as basket-
ball, soccer, flag football, kick
ball and tag games. Friday
offer pizza and a bus to Beach
Bowl for bowling. All
campers receive a T-shirt.
For information or to regis-
ter, call 904-349-2611 or e-
mail tommyhulihan@hot-
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www.beachesbasketball.com;
click on Sports Camp.

Women's Fitness
Registration is now taking
place for Beach Girls Fitness,
an outdoor fitness program
for women. Camps take place
Monday, Wednesdays and
Fridays at 8:30a.m. For more
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Wrestling
Wrestling has arrived in St.
Johns County. All boys from
kindergarten through eighth
grade are invited to join the
new St. Johns/Panther
Wrestling Club.
Practices began Tuesday,
Jan. 23 at the Nease High
School wrestling room near
the gym. Practices will con-
tinue every Tuesday and
Thursday from 6:30 p.m.
until 8 p.m.
Coaches will be Greg
Geisenhof and Nease High
varsity wrestling coach Greg
Brooks. For younger athletes,
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ing that wrestling can be fun.
For middle school partici-
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technique, competitiveness
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For more information con-
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0147 or via e-mail at bensue-
greg@aol.com.
Yoga
All different levels of Yoga
classes are offered at the
Ageless Yoga & Massage
Center, 391 Third Ave. South.
All classes are taught by Joy
Savitz, the only certified
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Nease High forward Joe McKinley (in white) gets tangled up with Fernandina Beach defender
Matt Luman near midfield during Saturday's Class 4A state championship game at Lockhart
Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. The Nease boys team won its first-ever state title with a 1-0 victory
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655 Rain Gutters
660 Remodel/Const.
665 Repairs
670 Roofing
675 Sprinkler & Wells
677 Tree Service


450 Instructions/Schools 678 Tile


460 Weddings
Employment
500 P-T Help Wanted
510 F-T Help Wanted
520 Job Services
530 Bus. Opportunity
540 Child Care
550 Work Wanted
Service Guide
600 Services
601 Air Conditioning
602 Alterations
607 Auto/Boat Detailing
608 Auto Repair
609 Bus. Services
612 Carpet
613 Catering
615 Cleaning
618 Electronics
619 Electrical Services
620 Equip. Rentals
622 Fences
623 Finan. Services
625 Firewood


680 Upholstery
685 Wallpapering
690 Water Treatment
Health Services
700 Massage Therapy
710 Health Care Serc.
730 Caregivers
For Sale
800 For Sale
805 Music & Instr.
810 Antiques
815 Auctions
820 Wanted to Buy
825 Trade
830 Consignment
Garage Sales
840 Garage Sales
850 Jax Beach
852 Neptune Beach
854 Atlantic Beach
856 Mayport
857 Ponte Vedra
858 West Beaches


631 Computer Services 859 Jacksonville


634 Lawn Mower
Services
635 Lawn Svc/
Landscpg
636 Locksmith
637 Marine Const.
638 Marine/Boating
640 Concrete/Masonry
645 Moving & Storage
648 Pressure Washing


860 Flea Market
862 Estate Sales
Transportation
905 Auto Rental
915 Boats
930 Motorcycles
950 Campers/RV's
970 Trucks/Vans
980 Automobiles


GA/FL BORDER. Grand Opening Sale! 20
AC $99,900. Pay no closing costs 20
wooded acres in GA. Coastal region.
Loaded w/ wildlife. Long rd frontages,
utils, new survey. Subdivision potential.
Excellent financing. Call now (800)898-
4409 X 1115.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log cabin shell
on 2 private acres near very wide trout
stream in the Galax area and New River
State Park, $139,500 owner (866)789-
8535.
HURRICANE OF a deal NE Georgia's
best kept secret for outstanding lakefront
property. Visit us at www.lakerussellpro-
perties.com or call (706)213-9318.
WATERFRONT BARGAINS 1 to 7 acre
waterfronts in Alabama from $49,900-
Boat to Gulf of Mexico! Beautifully wood-
ed, panoramic water views, trophy fishing/
hunting. Next to state parks. County road
frontage, utilities, county water. Excellent
financing. Must see. Call now (800)564-
5092 x527.
RARE! NATIONAL forest frontage & tro-
phy trout stream. Large acreage parcels
new to market. www.NationalForest
Land.com.


S.W. NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS.
Lance Cove Estates. Lots 1.0 to 2.5
acres, wide paved roads. Underground
utilities. 5 miles to Hayesville, NC and
Lake Chatuge. 1/2 mile to Hiawassee Riv-
er. $54,900 to $87,900. 904-254-9644.
NEW PRICE! 10+ AC- $299,0001 Upscale
equestrian gated community! 200 year old
oaks. Established lush pastures. Paved
private rds, u/g utilities. 2 miles from Hits!
xc financing Call (868)352-2249 X1156.
NORRIS LAKE Properties Waterfront-
#902, .77ac's only $125,000 Lake view-
#144, 3.5ac's only $48,900. Call Lakeside
Realty @ (888)291-5253 or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
JAX BCH, 426 5th Ave. S. Zoned duplex,
4 blocks to ocean. Existing house, wood
floors, frplc., CH/A, tenant occupied.
Move-in, rent out, tear down. Lot value
$190K OBO. (954)326-9096.
LAKE ACCESS Bargain 1+ acres,
$34,900 w/free boat slips! Rare opportuni-
ty to own land on spectacular 160,000
acre recreational lake! Mature oak & hick-
ory, park-like setting w/lake access. Paved
road, underground utilities. Excellent fi-
nancing. Prime waterfronts available. Call
now (800)704-3154, x916.



DEEP WATER access. Isle of Palms,
3445 Eunice Rd. Pool, boat lift, 3/2.5, re-
modeled kitchen & bathrooms. Move in
ready. $656,000 OBO. (904)703-0254.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/1.5BA, 1212 15th Ave.
N., 1450sf., tile, new bath, CH&A, Florida
room, fenced yard, laundry room, carport,
sprinkler system, well, $279,000,
710-2600, 534-3411.
VILLAGES OF PABLO
Beautiful home, 3/2 w/ 2 car gar., frplc.,
private & very huge backyard. Community
pool, tennis, basketball & fishing. Just mi-
nutes to the beach. $259,000: Bold City
Realty (904)333-8880.


NORTH CAROLINA Cool Mountain Air,
views & streams, homes, cabins & acre-
age. Free Brochure (800)642-5333. Realty
Of Murphy 317 Peachtree St. Murphy,
N.C. 28906. www.realtyofmurphy.com.
AAH! COOL Mountain breezes! Murphy,
North Carolina affordable land, homes,
mountain cabins, on lakes, mountains &
streams. Free brochure. (877)837-2288
Exit Realty Mountain View Properties
www.exitmurphy.com
SQ. CENTRAL FL. Waterfront Land Sale
1 to 3 Acre from $199,900 So. Cen. Fl's
finest lakefront community. Enjoy two
large natural lakes & numerous man-
made lakes & ponds in a great loc.l Gat-
ed, private. Excellent financing. Call now
(866)352-2249 x 1183.
OWNER SAYS Sell! 36+ AC- $197,000
50% below recent cert. appraisal Nicely
wooded acreage in private, secluded set-
ting. Mature oaks & pines, abundant wild-
life, gated community. Registered survey,
power & phone. Excellent financing. Must
see! Call owner now (866)352-2249
x.1179.

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subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act,
which makes it illegal to advertise any
preference, limitation, or discrimination
ased on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or national ori-
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40 MILE MTN VIEWS 9 +/- AC $116,900.
Incredible mountain getaway, private Na-
tional Forest and Trout Stream access.
Perc, new survey, near Blacksburg VA
Call owner direct at (877)202-2727.
NC GATED Lakefront Community. Pleas-
antly mild climate 1.5 acres plus, 90 miles
of shoreline. Never offered before with
20% pre-development discounts, 90% fi-
nancing. Call (800)709-5253..
LARGE TROUT stream 17 acres-
$199,000 State Road frontage. A very rare
land offering over 1200 feet of large pri-
vate trout stream. Great low rate financing
available. Call now, new to market.
(877)777-4837.
SOUTH CENTRAL Florida. Owner Says
Sell!! 5 Acres- $99,000. 50% Below Re-
cent Certified Appraisal. Unbelievable op-
portunity to own 5 acres of meadows &
woods in excellent location. 50% OFF re-
cent appraisal!! Great financing. Call now
(866)352-2249, x1097.
GEORGIA LAKE Property closeout sale!
First 2 years payment on us. Lake access
from' $49,900 Lakefront from $124,900
Common dock, paved roads, u/g utilities.
71,000 acre lake on GA/ SC border. Sale
Saturday, March 3rd! Call for your ap-
pointment today! (888)LAKE-SALE x.2182
Some restrictions apply. Offer void where
prohibited by law. Terms and conditions
subject to change without notice.


ATL BCH HOME $209,900,
FSBO. 618-1 Dutton Island Dr. West.,
3BR/1.5BA. New A/C, roof, windows,
doors, and appliances. By appointment
only. Call David (904)247-0665 (home),
(904)704-2337 (cell).
BEAUTY IN SO. JAX BEACH
3/2, recently remodeled, great room, up-
graded tile and carpet, Silestone counters,
Plantation shutters, French doors to huge
new deck, large fenced backyard, walk-in
closets, new roof, stone fireplace. Minutes
to JTB. $374,990, (904)333-7811 for ap-
pointment.
$299,000 COMPLETELY remodeled Jax
Bch home, 3/2, 1330sf. 1008 11th St. N.
(904)483-8491 or (904)728-4446
INVESTOR'S DREAM! Lot w/ house,
60x125, 9th Ave. N. Make offer.
305-304-9473.
FSBO PVB, Villages of Solano, 2/2,
1500sf, attached garage, screened porch,
FP, $263,500' OBO. Appraised at
$280,000. Possible coop. 314-0825.
LAKEFRONT HOME in Ponte Vedra.
Beautiful 3BR 2BA, 1950sf w/ 12ft vaulted
ceilings. Open floor plan with awesome
view of lake. Must see! $469,000.
(904)923-9905.
IC WEST- near Mayo Clinic, .3/2/2,
1750+sf. Remodeled. $269.900 OBO. In-
dependent Brokers and Associates, Inc.
(904)247-4333. or (904)710-3111.
WATER .FRONT navigable, intracoastal-
access, marsh view, unique, quiet, private.
$775,000, (904)992-7210.
NEPTUNE BEACH,TUDOR 2-story, 4/3.5,
+study, 3000sf, LR, DR, FR, EIK, stain-
less & granite, pool; beautiful lot, 1414
Forest Marsh. $539K, 307-9107.


FSBO TOWNHOUSE 1BR/1.5BA, w/loft,
fireplace, 1 car garage, wood floors & car-
pet, large wood deck, move in ready, ap-
proximately 1 mile to the beach, partially
furnished, $218,500. 242-7529, 629-
0606. .
ATLANTIC BEACH Townhouse.
2BR/1.5BA, 1056sf. $159,900. Royal
Palms, just behind Publix. Call Tina Russ
Vanguard Realty 476-6772.
SAWGRASS SINGLE family home.
2BR/2BA, completely remodeled, new 30
year roof, 42" hickory cabinets, travetine
stone floor, Berber carpet and crown
molding. Seller will pay all closing costs.
$289,900. 463-0505.
NEPTUNE BEACH, marshfront, 2 story,
4BR/3BA, 1/3 acre, 3600sf. $575K.
(904)502-9126.
ATLANTIC BEACH $189,900
3BR/1BA, great starter home or invest-
ment; nice lot w/screened porch & fenced
yard, concrete block, 100% financing
available. Call 247-9244 or 651-6748.
ATLANTIC BEACH/ Royal Palms 1200sf.
3BR/2BA w/bonus room, totally renovated.
$255,000, 591-2278.
OPEN HOUSE
Jax Beach, 197 & 199 11th Ave. N. Sun-
day, Feb. 18th, 2pm-4pm. Reduced-
Large luxury townhomes. Block from
ocean. 3BR/3.5BA, garage/ yard. $569K
per unit, no condo fees. (904)728-2338
MLS279276.
ATLANTIC BEACH, CUTE 3/2 w/pool, pri-
vacy fence. $350,000, 376 Seminole Rd.,
613-6199.
ICW. MOVE-IN READY. New A/C &
plumbing. 2BR/2BA, slate floors, new
kitchen, well & sprinkler system, screened,
tiled patio. $148,900. (904)234-1217 Jane.
ATLANTIC BEACH 2 &half blocks to
ocean, 3BR/2B, family room w/fireplace,
large private back yard, $479,900. Please
call Deborah Bailey, Remax Atlantic
(904)234-7725.
DESIRABLE ATLANTIC BCH $230,000
3BR/2BA, large master w/bath, hardwood
floors, fireplace, 1400+sf. Call 247-9244
or 651-6748.
PONTE VEDRA, 3BR/2.5BA +loft, Walk to
beach. New Hardiboard siding, roof and
SS appliances. E. on Solano, 2nd Right,
520 Morning Side Drive, Open House
Sun., 12pm-4pm, priced to sell!! $499,900.
(904)955-8482.
ISLE OF Palms, gorgeous 3/2, new paint
inside & out, fixtures, carpet, windows,
landscaping, sprinkler system, A/C & roof.
$219,900. Tim 509-9071.
OPEN HOUSE- 2/24 and 2/25, 1-4pm.
2030 Cherokee Drive, Neptune Beach.
Reduced $30K from 2/14-2/28 only.
$968,500. 4BR/3BA, 3324sf., marshfront
with tidal access. Contact: Nanette Wil-
liams, Realtor, (904)477-9306.
ATLANTIC BEACH duplex, 2BR/1.5BA,
nicely landscaped. $185,000 each side.
241-8508.
3/2 VILLAS of San Pablo, vacant
$259,000 Bold City Realty 333-8880.
ICW, BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA, 1800sf. ent.
to Jax G & CC. See visual tour @
www.digitalvirtualrealty.com & click on Jax
G & CC. $324,500. 904-821-0430. -
FSBO, JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA; 1 car ga-
rage, attic. $341,000. Steps from park,
1500sf. w/irrigation and well. Open floor
plan w vauiied ceiling fireplace. ceramic/
carpel ihru-oul. Come pickup a lier 1136
S8lh St. N. or call k904241-4403:
JAX BCH, 426 5th Ave. S. Zoned duplex,
4 blocks to ocean. Existing house, wood
floors, frplc., CH/A, tenant occupied.
Move-in, rent out, tear down. Lot value
$190K OBO. (954)326-9096.
DESIRABLE SOUTH Jax Beach, remod-
eled 3BR/2BA, beautiful all brick home on
corner lot, large gourmet kitchen, fire-
place, 1 car garage, pergo & tile floors;
near park, school, hospital and shops.
$360,000 Call for appointment, 246-3497.
JAX BEACH, 3/1.5, wood floors, move-in
ready. Handy-man special. Large lot. TDO
Management (904)246-1125 or (904)
614-8590.
BEACHES MARSHFRONT, 5BR/3.5BA,
3400sf, immaculate, new, small, upscale
Subdivision,. Walk/ bike to beach, below
appraisal, $979K. (904)233-8024.
ATLANTIC BEACH TOWNHOME BY
DUTTON ISLAND PRESERVE.
2BR/1.5BA. Spacious 1500sf on cul-de-
sac by nature park. Built 2001. New carpet
upstairs & tile downstairs. CH&A, W/D.
Easy bike to beach down Plaza Dr.
$215,000. (904)610-2743.


Secluded Woods, Neptune Beach 2046
Mary E. Brant Loop, 4/2, 2300 sq. ft.
New hardwood floors & interior paint,
2 car garage, nicely landscaped w/irrigation
Big, Big Marshfront Back Yard

$579,000
Financing Available
Steve McGuire 904-246-9915



PONTE VEDRA townhouse, 2BR/2BA,
lakeview, screened porch, fireplace, W/D.
A $1200/mo. +$1200/dep. 904-571-5517.


BEAUTIFUL, 3BR/2BA, 2 car garage,
1947sf. Desirable Atlantic Beach neigh-
borhood. $545K. 1835 Selva Grande Dr.
(904)249-2893, (904)716-8594.



OCEAN FRONT Completely renovated
1BR, gated w/pool, second story, gor-
geous view, $269K, 307-9107.
VILLAS AT Marsh Landing, 1BR/1BA,
marsh view 2nd floor, garage, $149,900
536-7733.
DRASTIC REDUCTION, $219,900. Lovely
3/2, 1500sqft, 1 car garage, 18" diagonal
tile, all appliances including W/D, many
more upgrades. Compare at $259,900
elsewhere. Keller Williams Reality Jack-
sonville, (904)233-1341.
FSBO, INVESTOR'S Dream, 2BR/2BA,
S Jax Bch, Tenant occupied. Priced to
sell. $182K. (904)382-6145.
OCEANFRONT, OCEAN 14, 3BR end
unit, 1854sf. $660,000; 2BR, 1154sf.
$450,000. (904)434-9354.
NEPTUNE BCH Duplex- East of 3rd,
3BR/2.5BA. Excellent condition, ready to
move In. $395K, furnished. FSBO.
223B South Street. Call for appt.
(904)246-8672
PRICE REDUCED 100K MiraVista in-
vestor liquidation, 2674sf. w/garage on
marina. Value $799K. Sell $699K. 40' slip
additional $159K. (904)463-2845. Only
Buyers/ Investors. No Brokers please.
PONTE VEDRA Blvd, 2/2. w/large office,
Beautiful! across from Cabana Club.
$625K. (904)273-4145.
2BR/ 2.5BA condo completely renovated.
Lg screened patio, frplc., tile floors in com-
mon areas & batllrooms, granite counter-
tops in kitchen & baths. Pool, tennis & rac-
quetball courts. $210,000. 241-2054.
PVB/ BELLEZA-1BR/1BA w/new applian-
ces, tile floors, gorgeous view, excellent
amenities. $140,000. (904)708-3809.
JAX BCH, VALENCIA BY OWNER new
luxury 2/2 condo, avail spring, below mar-
ket at $363,000, OBO, motivated,
val.gall @yahoo.com
PONTE VEDRA stunning 2/2 w/ loft & ga-
rage. Gated w/ amenities galore. Great lo-
cation. $284,900. Call Kelly 993-3803.
FSBO SOUTH Jax Beach. East of A1A,
2/2 New condo, granite, SS appliances,
tile throughout, custom upgrades, 2nd
floor pool view, bright/ sunny. $421,000.
Michael 241-5564.
PVB, 2/2, Come See New Spa! Complete-
ly renovated. A/V room, concierge, pools,
tennis, ride to beach, on golf course
$219K, Tom 465-2020.
ST. PETERSBURG Condos -: Resident
owned, 55+, No rentals or pets, Many ac-
tivities/ amenities. 1 Bedroom from
$55,900, 2 Bedrooms From $79,900, Call
Elaine King, Panache Realty, (727)525-
9018, (727)321-5028
THE PALMS- Gorgeous 1/1, many up-
grades. See: buyowner.com ad JAX8848
159,900. 535-6804.
BEST PRICE
New Costa Verona oceanfront. Lowest
price for 2600sf., 3BR/3.5BA, den, pent-
house floor. $1,299,000. (904)716-8455.
LAST CHANCE
WATERFRONT $330,000
iCW conao itownnome) w,40+ deepwa-
ter dock, laige 2BRi2.5BA. 3H rile cr
slairs wiwel bar, clubhouse w poolI ijw
monthly fees. .Ask about free 26' boat.
Call 247-9244 or 651-6748.
OCEANFRONT ACQUILUS I.
3BR/3.5BA, 2525sf, end unit plus private
garage. Brand new! Call Renee L. Baron,
Inc. at (904)242-2821.



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MARSHFRONT NB, awesome sunsets,
4BR 2BA cool house. $579,000. Steve
McGuire 246-9915.
GOLFAIR #62, single wide, remodeled
bathroom, (904)372-4105
PALM HARBOR factory liquidation sale.
2006 models must go! Modular, mobile &
stilt homes 0% down when you own your
own land!l Call our factory for free color
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MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
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Unfurnished Homes The Fountains PV 3BR/2.5BA, townhouse Danforth Hodges 4BR/2BA, open floor plan,
Serena Point JB 3BR/3BA, new top floor w/wood floors,new carpet, enclosed tiled private backyard, 2 car garage, 2374 sqft, wood
condo, direct oceanfront views, amenities, porch, lots of upgrades. $1250/mo. floors. $1800/mo.
garage. $3000/mo. Intracoastal West Windsor Parke Hodges 3BR/2.5BA, two story
Sawmill Lakes PV 4BR/3BA, home has Bishop's Court Hodges home w/deck-, fireplace, enclosed porch, fenced
covered lanai, lake views, private corner lot, 1BR/1BA, ground floor, spacious end units w/ backyard. $1895/mo.
2 car garage. $2200/mo. views, all appliances, amenities. $850/mo. Unfurnished Condos
t 430 9th Avenue N. JB 3BR/2.5BA, two Overlook Southside Summer House PV 1BR/1BA. ground floor '
story home w/pool, fenced yard, hardwood 2BR/2BA, ground floor w/new carpet & paint, end unit, close to shopping, schools, beach. $725/
floors, 2 car garage. $2195/mo. upgrades, amenities. $975/mo. mo.
38 17th Street AB 3BR/2.5BA, steps to Lakecrest- Baymeadows 2BR/2BA, ground Palms at Marsh Landing JB
- ocean, newly renovated, 3 story townhouse floor w/attached garage, screened porch, Palms at Marsh Landing J .
w/garage, wood floors, balconies. $1900/mo. private views. $995/mo. Screened porch, tile floors, amenities.
2212 S. Ocean Drive JB 3BR/3BA, 3 story Avauti Kernan 2BR/2BA, ground floor BR/BA. 3rddfloor with garage. $850/m..ted
townhouse, 1 car garage, wood decks w/ocean condo, upgraded, screened porch, w/private ilings. $1050/mo.
views. $1795/mo. water views. $1000/mo. 2BR/2BA, 2nd floor w/garage. $11 00/mo.
Fiddlers Marsh PV 3BR/2BA, home on Wolf Creek Hodges 3BR/2BA,ground floor
lake w/screened porch, east of A1A, vaulted w/lake views, screen porch, elevator, Grand Cay Villas PV 2BR/2BA, 3rd floor
ceilings, 2 car garage. $1750/mo. amenities. $1100/mo. w/cathedral ceilings, screened porch, great
342 19th St. AB 3BR/2BA, remodeled Point Meadows Place Gate Pkwy amenities. $1000/mo.
home w/private courtyard, wak to ocean, 3BR/2BA. Newer top floor condos, porch, Ocean Links PV
garage.W r$1600/mo. elevator, preserve views, amenities, carport. 2BR/2BA, ground floor w/fireplace, screened
2033 Sandpiper Pt. NB 3R2Ahome$1100/mo porch, amenities. $1100/mo
has screened lanai, deck, new carpet paint, IL Villagio Southside 2BR/2.5BA two story Villas at Marsh Landing JB
2 car garage. $1550/mo. condo w/upgrades throughout, screened porch, Screened porch, amenities.
2 argareege. C /ov amenities. $1100/mo. 2BR/2BA, 1st floor w/garage. $1100/mo.
Oakbreeze Covre JB 3BR/2BA, home has Brightwater Gate Pkwy 3BR/2.5BA, end 3BR/2BA, 1st floor, end unit, $1200/mo.
large fenced yard, open floor plan, two car unit townhouse, screened porch, attached
garage. $1500Smoano Cay garage, club pool. $1200/mo. EMAXCOASTAL REAL ESTATE
Solano Cay PV ,/MAX COASTAL REAL ESTATE
Two story, two car garage, comm. pool. Savannah Creek Kernan 4BR/2BA, Shannon Smith
3BR/2.5BA, tile floors. $1350/mo. gorgeous home, open floor plan, fenced Shannon Smith
3BR/2.5BA,l 17O1sqft, screened porch. $1600/mo. backyard, wood deck. $1300/mo. (904) 285-5640
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HOME W/POOL ISLE OF PALMS!
3BR/2BA. Just minutes to ocean,
remodeled kitchen, 2 car garage. Steps
to playground w/tennis courts!
$277,700.
VILLAGES OF PABLO
3BR/2BA, home on cul-de-sac just
minutes to the beach in sought after
neighborhood! 1329 sq ft $244,000.
OCEANFRONT
4BR/2BA, home in S Ponte Vedra! Sun
deck, balcony and more! $925,000.
WATERFRONT-INTRACOASTAL
4BR/4BA, brand new cottage style
home, 4200 sq ft! Palm Valley/Ponte
Vedra area! $1,975,000.
OFF HECKSCHER DRIVE
WATERFRONT
Gated community, 4BR/3BA, 3000+
sq ft home w/in-ground pool! Built in
1995! $875,000.
GRAND RESERVE CONDO
2BR/2BA, off Hodges Blvd.- near
JTB- 3rd floor unit. $161,000.
INVESTOR ALERT PVB!
TWO 1BR/ 1BA +loft Ponte Vedra
Beach, -Condost. upgrades including
lruanile & ue oor .fireplaWe. custom
lighung. priebetac'h access. tennis.
lines room I unii cunentl) leased
$189,900 & $195,900.
15TH AVE. S.
SOUTH JAX BEACH
Key West style cottage, 2BR/1.5BA,
adorable with huge great room, private
backyard, great (or entertaining, Low
maintenance landscaping. $314,900.
2 LOTS EAST OF A1A-PVB
Off Solano Rd. one has small beach
cottage, been remodeled. Take
advantage of golf views or purchase
both for your dream home.., Not many
like this! 2BR/2BA beach cottage,
$499,900. Additional lot is $449,500.
904-241-4447
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2BR/1BA DEERFIELD Lakes Condomini-
ums. 791 Assisi Lane, Unit 2202. $650/mo
+ $700 deposit. 866-606-8443.
OFF WONDERWOOD Express, 2/2.5
townhouse, WDHU, fended yard, fire-
place, newly remodeled, $1000/mo. +
$1000 deposit, 998-0324.
JAX BEACH townhouse, 636 9th Ave.
So., 2BR/1.5BA, kitchen equipped,
WDHU, fenced yard. No pets. $900/mo.
+$500 deposit. (904)221-5833.
JAX BEACH, 2/1/.5, TH, partial ocean
view, covered parking, $1275/mo. Jack-
sonville Hometinders, 536-2349.
2BR/1.5BA, KITCHEN, Family room,
deck, shed, very clean, Neptune Bch,
close to beach & shopping. No pets.
$900/mo 874-8635,

1 BR/ BA, $685,mo (904)891-0606.
r F., privacy
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S, . 725/mo.


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ATLANTIC :.:-.pi t1BR/1BA; steps to
beach, $825/mo. Deposit. Year lease.
,.. --,-"*'.. (919)358-0244.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/1.5BA town-
house, WiD, 2 patios, community pool, 2
car garage, quiet neighborhood, 5 blocks
to ocean: $1075/mo. Pets OK. 591-1226.
PONTE VEDRA. Spacious, sunny,
3BR/2BA Townhouse, wood floors. Quiet,
secure neighborhood, close to Beaches,
shopping, JTB. $995/mo. Call 285-7162.
2BR TOWNHOUSE, 5 blocks from ocean.
$725/mo. Call John (904)813-9723.
ATLANTIC BEACH: 287 Ahern St.,
$800/mo., 2 blocks to ocean, across from
Town Center; 2BR/1BA, CH&A, hardwood
floors, tile bath. No pets. $800 deposit,
.water, garbage & sewer included in rent.
Looking for quiet tenant w/daytime sched-
ule. 242-9982.
NEPTUNE BEACH, efficiency apartment,
2 blocks from beach, kitchenette, laundry,
$625/mo. Call 588-5295 for appointment.
ATLANTIC BEACH
Townhouse, steps to Town Center, clean
and new inside, Ailcony, 2BR, WDHU,
great parking. $995/mo. 280-2805.
NB, 1408 1st St., 2BR/1BA, WDHU, No
pets. $1050/mo. 249-4668.
AB, STROLL to Ocean. Charming 2BR/
1 BA apt. $995/mo. (904)322-8545.
OCEAN VIEWS
1 BR w/separate dining room, wood floors
throughout, laundry room, private parking,
large deck w/great ocean views, one block
from beach. Wave Crest, 120 Fourth Ave-
*nue North. $900/mo. 993-2555
www.BeachesApartments.com
ATLANTIC BEACH townhome, 2BR/2BA,
_newly renovated, private patio, WDHU,
minutes to base. $1200/mo. +$1200/dep.
:904-571-5517.


ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR townhouse,
CH&A, WDHU. No pets. $875/mo. w/$400
deposit. 246-3130.

OCEANFRONT
LUXURIOUS Pelican Point. 2BR/2BA,
available now. $1700-$2600/mo. 3 month
minimum rental. (904)241-7206.
NEPTUNE BCH. 2BR/1HBA, includes water
$990/mo, no dogs, CH&A, 463-0222 or
465-2653.
PVB NORTH, 2BR/2.5BA Townhouse,
lake front, screened lanai, fireplace, W/D,
DW, pool, tennis courts, close to JTB.
$1100/mo +$1100/deposit. 904-563-1516.
NEPTUNE, GORGEOUS duplex, 3/2,
1.5 blks to ocean, gar. Upstairs- cathedral
ceilings, frplc., $1595/mo. (904)993-9191.
NEAR PONTE Vedra, 1 block beach. Best
area, quiet, safe, residential neighbor-
hood. 2BR/1 BA lower duplex. New paint,
CH&A, W/D included. No smoking. Small
pet considered. $950/mo., lease deposit.
.993-1118.
NEPTUNE BEACH, quiet 2BR/2BA ocean
view, LR, DR, sunroom, porches, beach
side of 1st St. Available 4/1. $1200/mo
+utilities. Deposit and credit check. 404-
819-7955.
NEPTUNE BCH, charming 2BR 1BA apt,
1 block from beach, storage & laundry
hook up, wood floors, new appliances &
A/C. $975/mo. Call Rick 891-2345.
PVB, SUMMERHOUSE, 1BR/1BA, 5 star
amenities, beach access, fitness center,
heated pool. $960/mo. Call 338-7321.
PVB. NEW 2BR/2BA, appliances, fire-
place, on golf course. $1175/mo.
864-2440.


S. JAX BCH
2 BR APTS
CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-7368, 733-3730.
STEPS TO THE OCEAN
BEACH HOUSE, 2BR, clean, bright, hard-
wood floors. Sunroom. CH&A, laundry/
storage room. $1275/mo. No pets.
(904)463-1052.
JAX BEACH, 2BR townhouse, near ocean,
new carpet, WDHU. No pets. $950/mo. +
$500 deposit, 246-3130.
1.5 BLOCKS to ocean, 1st Ave. S. 1BR &
2BR, CH&A, no pets, $725/mo. to
$875/mo. 891-0606.

NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
247-1417.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2BA, 3 blocks to
ocean, 2 blocks to town center. Fireplace,
W/D. $1075/mo. (904)742-6423.
WALK/ BIKE TO BEACH
ATL BCH duplex. 2BR/1BA in nice quiet
neighborhood w/lots of amenities.
$975/mo. +$650/dep. Year's lease with
nredit annrnval Nn nopts 94Q-2310.


-2BR/1BA APARTM ENT, 323 10th St. S., "U '" . . .i.IV.. .-
Jax Bch. Newly remodeled. No pets. OCEANFRONT, S. Jax Bch, 3/2 furnish-
Credit check. $800/mo. 514-8530. ed, $1700/mo. 743-6423.


- ONE BLOCK TO BEACH
1 BR, balcony w/great ocean views,
.ceramic tile floors, WDHU, reserved
-parking. Ocean View, 160 Seventh Ave-
:nue North. $900/mo. 993-2555.
-www.BeachesApartments.com
LARGE 1 bedroom. Excellent location. 2
-blocks to ocean. Very clean. No Pets.
-$675/mo. 642-1214 and 241-1219.

NEWLY REMODELED Duplex,
2BR/2.5BA, Jax Beach, no pets, no smok-
ing. $1050/mo. +deposit. 220-5797.
-CLEAN, QUIET 1BR, close to beach,
W/D, $850/mo. 803-6834 & 424-5333.
JAX BEACH. Oceanview. Renovated.
-Hardwv,,.d fl.,,:,r.. Di-:h,,.. her, .CH&A.
.II-H 11- {.' r',: ,1: $1000/Im6.
:r ^:I, 4 i'; Il;- f.^1 .:- 1 35 4.
:2BR/1BA, 212 8th Ave. S, tile, WDHU.
-,$825/mo. +$700/dep. 662-5677..


BEACHES/ PVB 1, 2, & 3BR condos &
houses with ocean views, from $750/mo.,
233-4545.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR/.1BA, new wash-
er and dryer, CH&A, 2 blocks ocean.
$695/tno. (904)982-4143.
JAX BEACH 1BR/1BA, 4 blocks to beach,
1215 4th St. N.. Available Mar.1st.
$695/mo., references, background check.
(904)318-2121.
JAX BEACH, 2 1/2 blocks to ocean. 1/1
large upstairs, $695/mo, 821-9751/
803-3099.
NEPTUNE BEACH, east of 3rd, 2BR/
2.5BA, office, newly remodeled and land-
scaped, privacy fence, $1700/mo +depos-
it. Call 588-5295 c"or a:.p.,;rcreri
JAX BEACH, three blocks to ocearln
1BR/1BA, year lease. NO pets, WDHU, in:
cludes utilities, $850/mo., $850 sec. dep.,
332 No. 14th Ave. Call 246-8970 or 591-
1218.


4BR/2BA, CLOSE to schools and beach,
1312 14th Ave. No., Jax Beach,
$1250/mo., 535-7200 or 249-1300.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/1 BA, blocks to
beach, town center, & school. Renovated,
new tile throughout. $1330/mo. Includes
water, garbage, sewage. (904)704-1828
PONTE VEDRA gated, waterfront comm.
Granite kitchen, huge rooms, 5BR/4BA,
3400sf. Huge 19x19 bonus room w/full
bath. Scenic woods views on cul-de-sac.
Community dock, playground and pool.
$2795/mo. 881-0895.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR/2BA, Florida
Blvd. CH&A, W/D. $925/mo. 514-1090.
IBIS POINT off San Pablo Rd near Atlan-
tic Blvd. 3/2 w/study & scr. porch, Less
than 3 miles from Mayo and 3 miles from
beach. No smoking, $1395/mo. 6mo. or
1yr. lease. Call 904-613-5958..
ATLANTIC BEACH TOWNHOME BY
DUTTON ISLAND PRESERVE.
2BR/1.5BA. Spacious 1500sf on cul-de-
sac by nature park. Built 2001. New carpet
upstairs & tile downstairs. CH&A, W/D.
Easy bike to beach down Plaza Dr.
$875/mo. (904)610-2743.
JAX BEACH, 1922 18th Ave. N.
2BR/1BA, 2 blocks from ocean, spacious
yard, very attractive. $1300/mo. +utilities.
(904)318-2121.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 7 blocks to ocean,
3BR/1.5BA, 1400sf. $1195/mo. (904)472-
3614.
4BR/3.5BA house, 6 blocks to beach, 3yrs
old, oversized 2 car gar., $1400/mo plus
,sec. No pets. Call 241-5251.
ELEGANT 4BR/3.5BA +study! 2carkga-
rage, 3 levels w/elevator. End unit over-
looks pool, direct access to Beach Ave,
Cherry floors, granite, shutters, $3200/mo.
can lease purchase. (904)228-0088
www.61beach.com
JAX BCH, extremely clean, 2/1.5 town-
home w/ all appliances & garage. 1 block
off ocean. $1300/mo. 285-6555,
614-8440.


MIRA VISTA 3BR/3BA Condo. $2200/mo...
Go to http://287798.rentclicks.com for de-
tails Available 3/2007 (904)859-5754.

SUMMERHOUSE PVJ3, 2BR/2BA,
1032sf, WDHU, 1 year lease + 1 month
security. Cats OK, $1045/mo. Call Melissa
(858)243-3003.


OCEANFRONT ACQUILUS II. 3BR/3BA,
2124sf, w/private garage. $3000/mo. Call
Renee L. Baron, Inc. at 242-2821.
A1A/JTB NEW 3/2.5 condo. 1868 sf, full
amenities, covered parking, walk to shops,
dining. $1825/mo. Realtor/ Owner (904)-
307-5688.
ICW, BRAND New condo, 3BR/2BA,
1300sf. Gated, all amenities. $1195/mo.
(904)472-3614.
2/1, PVB; Immaculate w/upgrades
throughout. Include. gar., pool, spa, gym.
$1200/month. Avail. Flexible. 424-7396.
PALMS CONDO, gated, 2BR/2BA,
$1050/mo. Call 838-1565.
ATLANTIC BCH,. 1/2 block to ocean, fur-
nished 3/2 ground floor, pool. 247-1049 or
608-4325.
OCEANFRONT, 1BR/1BA, unfurnished,
pool, 2nd floor corner unit, newly remod-
teled and beautiful. All new appliances,
coriancounters, centers, cabinets and floors. No
pets. 1 parking space. $1399/mo.
(904)463-1036.
OCEANFRONT CONDO Jax Beach. 1/1
totally remodeled & absolutely new. New
granite & cabinets in kitchen & bath. New
tile, paint, windows & appliances. Walk-in
custom closet with built-ins. Covered park-
ing. Water included, $1375/mo.,
(904)881-0895.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/2BA, marshview condo,
The Palms $1275/mo. Full amenities.
(904)422-2338.
GRAND CAY, 2/2, gated, amenities, view,
hardwood, new carpet, gar. avail.,
$1000/mo. sandysoul@earthlink.net or
(904)534-1045.


JAX BCH, 3/2 w/pool, walk to beach, ex- BRAND NEW, gorgeous condominium,,
cellent condition. Must see! $1595/mo. 3BR/3.5BA, looking over Intracoastal,
728-7789. Marina San Pablo. (904)955-1357.


ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2.5BA, 1400sf;
corner unit; well kept townhouse, W/D,
screened porch faces nature; community
pool, four blocks to beach; $1395/mo.;
241-5221.

PELICAN BAY
Lake front cul-de-sac, unique community
off San Pablo Rd. & Bch Blvd.
3BR/2.5BA,2 car, all appliances + W/D,
1800sf, vaulted ceilings, scr porch, deck,
$1400/mo. 349-3434 Available now.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Just remodeled 2 or 3
BR/1BA house, close to downtown &
beaches.' $1075/mo. www.rentalhouses.
com ID FL96231 or 755-4038.
3BR/2BA HOME in Neptune Beach,
CH&A, W/D. $1200/mo. 514-1090.:
3BR /2BA, CH/A, Mayport Village,
$975/mo. 642-8010.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/1.5BA, 1212 15th Ave.
No., $1250/mo. 710-2600, 534-3411.
ATLANTIC BEACH Townhouse. 369
Aquatic Dr. 3BR/2BA, $1050/mo. plus de-
posit. 962-7412.


NEW WATERFRONT, West Beaches,
3/2, $1500/mo., 246-6444.
OCEAN FRONT, 2/2, all tile, granite,
stainless appliances, furnished or unfur-
nished, $1850/mo. Jacksonville Homefind-
ers, 536-2349.
PVB WALK/ bike beach. Large 2BR/2BA
w/garage, FP & W/D. Excellent.
$1125/mo. (904)635-6375.
PVB. 2BR/2BA, w/fireplace, new applian-
ces, washer/dryer, many amenities.
$950/mo. 472-0914.
OPEN HOUSE- Heritage Deerwood,
10901 Burnt Mill Road, Unit #1908, Birch
Lane. Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 24th &
25th, 12pm-5pm, 2BR2BA, fireplace,
screened patio, washer/'dryer, gated com-
munity, great amenities, $1250/mo., Rent
or Lease with option to Buy. 904-766-0689
or 904-720-5480
1BR/2BA CONDO, 221 13th Ave. No, Jax
Beach, 2 blocks off ocean. No pets. Appli-
ances included; W/D; free water & sewer,
community pool. $1200/mo.$1200/mo. + $1200 de-
posit. Available now. Call 246-3068.


PONTE VEDRA, 3BR/2.5BA, Florentine PONTE VEDRA Summer House.
subdivision, ready to move in Diane, 2BR/2BA, $1050/mo.; 1st mo. $525,
333-8880. (904)687-9371.


KERNAN, 4/2 w/ frplc., DR, Ig master,
2 car gar., $1400/mo. (904)626-6963.
ICW, BRAND New, 4BR/2BA, 2100sf., all
appliances, granite counter-tops.
$1600/mo. (904)472-3614.
3BR/ 2BA, 2000sf, giant family, Ig sun-
rqom, laundry room on 1/2 acre at beach.
Completely renovated inside. Incl. lawn
service. Enjoy beach living without being
cramped. Call Cindy at 241-5251.
$1400/mo.
TIFFANY PINES, 3BR/2BA, tile floors, ga-
rage $1000/mo., 992-2249 or 651-7177.



MAYPORT ATLANTIC Beach, Oak Har-
bor, 3BR/2BA, fenced yard, 2 car carport,-
$1100 plus deposit,' 246-6862.


THE PALMS. Spacious Upscale 3BR/2BA
w/garage $1300/mo. Avail. 3/1. 242-9173.
ATLANTIC BCH- 2BR/2BA, 1 block from
ocean, $1100/mo, 221-4696.
PVB. OCEAN Grove, gated. 2BR/2BA, 1st
floor, resort amenities. (904)273-5195.
THE PALMS, 2/2, choice unit, great marsh
view. $1050/mo. or lease purchase option,
Avail. 4/1. (904)285-5592.
PVB, 1BR/1BA. Elegantly furnished. Steps
to Ocean. Garage, $1750/mo. 708-4022.
LOVE THE BEACH? South Jax Beach.
3BR/2BA, Furnished, right on Ocean.
Awesome view. $1800/mo. 242-0411.
2BR/ 2.5BA condo completely renovated.
Lg screened patio, frplc., tile floors in com-
mon areas & bathrooms, granite counter-
tops in kitchen & baths. Pool, tennis & rac-
quetball courts. $1100/mo. 241-2054.
JAX BEACH, East of 3rd; furnished
1BR/1BA. Pool & free laundry. Small pets
OK. $990/mo. 477-4640.
PONTE VEDRA Blvd, 2/2. w/large office,
beach access, porch, tile, granite, pool.
Furnished or unfurnished. (904)273-4145.
JAX BCH, 2/2, 2. blocks from ocean,
oceanview, washer/ dryer incl. $1200/mo.
Call 254-5033.
PONTE VEDRA Beach, Colony,
2BR/2BA, garage, W/D, 2nd floor, walk to
beach. $1000/mo. (520)245-3365,
(904)333-2323.


3/3 NEW luxury oceanfront Costa Verano
Condo. Stone floors, granite counters,
light & airy. Sauna, steam, billiards room,
business center, workout facilities, hot tub
& pool. Owner subsidized. $3999/mo.
273-0125.
EXECUTIVE RENTAL (BEACHES)
Fully furnished, 2BR/2BA, all inclusive
(electric, cable). Short/Long term.
1500/mo. 535-3911.


S. JAX Bch. 2BR;, fully fuhlished, dceadr-
front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267.
www.rentjacksonvillebeach.com
BEAUTIFUL 3BR house, walk to ocean,
restaurants. $1750 mo. 993-3226.


ROOMMATE. KERNAN/ ATLANTIC. Nice
3BR/2BA house, washer/dryer. $495/mo.
includes utilities/cable. 568-2157.
FURNISHED MASTER Bedroom. Nep-
tune Beach, private bath. Non-smoker.
$675/mo. 403-5734.
NON-DRAMATIC, CLEAN living individual
needs responsible, respectable roommate.
$425/mo. 333-2624.
ATLANTIC BEACH- Master bedroom
suite, private bath, 2 closets, W/D, cable
TV. Available March 1st, $550/mo. Josh
874-0379.
ROOMMATE WANTED Jax Beach.
3BR/2BA home. Near Ocean. $600/mo.
247-8913.
SAN PABLO & BEACH- 4BR/2B house.
Call 588-4544.


BEAUTIFUL, MASTER Bedroom,, near
Mayport base. $500/mo, quiet community.
235-9304.
MIRA VISTA Looking for roommate to
share new condo. Must be clean, neat.
$650/mo.+ 1/3 utilities, & fees, 463-2845.


DIVORCE $275-$350. Covers children,
etc. Only one signature required! Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays (800)462-2000
ext.600. (8am-6pm) Alta Divorce, LLC.
Established 1977.


LOST A TENNIS BRACELET at Ruth's
Chris Steak House on Feb. 15. Was given
to owner by father. Reward. Call
249-0634.


DRIVER: DON'T just start your career.
Start it right.! Company sponsored CDL
training in 3 weeks. Must be 21. Have
CDL? Tuition reimbursement! CRST.
(866)917-2778.
AMERICA'S DRIVING Academy Start
your driving career today Offering cours-
es in CDL A. Low tuition fee! Many pay-
ment options! No registration feel
(866)889-0210 info@americasdrivingaca-
demy.com.
HEAVY EQUIPMENT Operator training for
employment: Bulldozers, Backhoes, Load-
ers, Dump Trucks, Graders, Scrapers, Ex-
cavators; National Certification, Job Place-
ment Assistance; Associated Training
Services (800)251-3274 www.equipmen-
toperator.com
"CAN YOU Dig It?" Heavy Equipment
School. 3wk training program. Backhoes,
Bulldozers, Trackhoes. Local job place-
ment. Start digging dirt now. Call
(866)362-6497 or (888)707-6886.

PIANO LESSONS
All levels, styles & ages. Will come to your
home. Piano Tuning also available.
241-4954, 655-3300.
AIRLINES ARE hiring Train for high pay-
ing Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial aid ifqualified -
Job placement assistance. Call Aviation
Institute of Maintenance (888)349-5387
ATTEND COLLEGE online from home.
Medical, Business, Paralegal, Computers,
Criminal Justice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer provided. Financial aid if
qualified. (866)858-2121 www.OnlineTide-
waterTech.com.


RESIDENT SERVICES ATTENDANT:
Join our-winning team at Julian LeCraw
and Co.! We are currently seeking a Part
Time Resident Services Attendant to work
at one of our beautiful condominiums in
Ponte Vedra Beach! The position will re-
quire a flexible schedule of up to 30 hours
per week, with weekends required. ReL
sponsibilities include: shuttling residents to
and from beach in a Hummer golf cart,
poolside porter services, delivery of news-
etters and flyers to our Residents, and
some evening hours will be required for
our bi-monthly resident-events. Applicants
must have a valid driver's license. Inter-
ested candidates should email their re-
sume to: jenniferm@lecraw.com or fax it
to (904)543-0906.
ASSISTANT NEEDED for small business
office. Must be fun, energetic and person-
able with outstanding customer service
and communication skills. Telephone
etiquette and computer literacy a must:
$8-$10/hr. (Tues/ Wed/ Thurs, 9am-6pm).
Non-smoker preferred. (904)247-6683.
P/T WEEKEND Receptionist. Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home on St.Johns Bluff.
Computer literate, professional appear-
ance. Start $8.25/hr Jennifer Crews @
641-9755. M/F/D/V/DFWP.
CHILD CARE WORKER, P/T needed for
ages 0-4 at PV Church, 9:15am-12:15pm,.
Jndays. $10-$18/hr! depending on ex-,
rience. Ages 18-+il. Email or fax re;
s6me: job@pv-umc:org, 904-280-0599.
REAL ESTATE LICENSEE WANTED
for part-time assistant position. Send your
resume to ClareBerr@aol.com
(subline:assistant) or fax to 285-4456.

SERVERS
PART-TIME evenings in our main dining
room. Flexible schedule. Some holidays
and weekends necessary. Experience
preferred. Students welcome. Great work
environment. Applications at Fleet Land-
ing Security Gate, One Fleet Landing
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-
9447; email to: jobs@fleetlanding.com
Website: fleetlanding.com. EOE/ Drug-
Free Workplace.
ALL POSITIONS available. Apply in per-
son at The Galley Restaurant, 14603
Beach Blvd., #400, (Palm Cove Marina)
1-3pm Tue.-Sat.
RESPONSIBLE PERSON needed after-.
noons for Front Desk position at Beaches
optometrist office. Will train. Fax resume
w/salary requirements to 249-7190 or e-
mail eyecareforyou@bellsouth.net. No
agencies.
TEACHER W/BACHELOR'S Degree, for
VPK summer 10 week program. Apply
within: Beaches Academy, 1725 Penman
Rd. 246-3885.
PART-TIME ACCOUNTING
PART-TIME PONTE Vedra, AR Clerk po-
sition. Must have AR experience to in-
clude collections. Requires fast learner
and well organized. Email resume to:
khorne@cntre.com EOE


ROOM 'for rent in attractive home on wa-
terfront. Close to the beach, all utilities JANITORIAL HELP wanted. Beaches
incl. Avail. March 1st $470/mo. 221-4117* area. $8/hr. starting. Call after 3pm,
993-9169.
PIT NANNY needed in PVB for after
school care, 465-0830.


CLASS-A CDL Drivers. Now Hiring OTR &
local drivers- New equipment; Great bene-
fits; Premium pay package. Call Oakley
Transport, (877)882-6537.
FULL-TIME HAIR Stylist w/clientele, high
commission. Call 249-3011.
EXPERIENCED FLOORING SALES
PERSON. Mainly Beaches area. Fax re-
sume 247-9036.

POOL SERVICE TECHS
Experience preferred, but not required.
Company vehicle & top pay provided.
Clean driving record required. Call
449-2055.
FRONT DESK- physician office. Experi-
ence required for fast paced internal
medicine office. Answer phones, schedule
appointments, collections etc. Immediate
opening, competitive salary & benefits.
Call 241-8300, or fax resume: 241-0831.
MANAGEMENT COUPLE
SELF-STORAGE
SAWGRASS AREA
FT/PT- People skills, phone, computer,
leasing, collections, light maint. Salary &
bonus. Fax: 904-247-7999 or call: 877-
870-7828.
DRIVERS -CAR hauling career. Great
home time! Exceptional Pay & Benefits!
Paid Training! Min. 1 yr. Class-A CDL exp.
req. The Waggoners Trucking (912)571-
9668 or (866)413-3074.

PAINTERS
EXPERIENCED PAINTERS wanted. Must
have own tools & transportation. Neatness
& dependability a must. Phone Larry He-
ise Painting, 247-3644.
LINE COOK. MARSH LANDING COUN-
TRY CLUB is hiring an experienced full
time Line Cook needed for'our newly ren-
ovated ala carte kitchen. Full time posi-
tion starts immediately. Excellent benefits
and competitive pay. Drug Free Work-
place/EOE. Apply. in person at clubhouse
Tuesday-Saturday. Call 285-6514 for
directions if necessary.
CUSTOMER SERVICE Representative.
We are looking for a few exceptional indi-
viduals to complete our team! Must be
proficient in Microsoft applications and
possess exceptional oral and written com-
munication skills. Collection, Administra-
tive, Optical, and/ or Sales experience a
lus! Email your resume to
elly@oceanwaves.com.
BUSY BEACHES medical office seeks re-
ceptionist/secretary. Fax resume to 247-
4926.
SERVER NEEDED for AM Shift. Please
apply In person: Mothers Home Cooking,
1183 Beach Blvd Jax Beach.
DIRTY BLONDE Salon. Tired of the salon
your at? Sick of service charges? We offer
up to 60% with no service charges & cool
place to work! Experienced stylists need
only apply! High traffic salon with huge
growth potential. 241-HAIR.
TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.
ENERGETIC, SELF-MOTIVATED person,
knowledge of Word perferred. Organiza-
tional and people skills a must! Apply in
person, Asbury & Bullock, PA, 1300
Marsh Landing Pkwy, Suite 108 or fax re-
sume to 285-3735.
PLANT NURSERY help wanted, exp.
helpful. Hours 8-5. DFWP. Call 221-0605.
SMALL OCEANFRONT hotel seeking de-
pendable housekeeper with long-term em-
ployment goals. Experience helpful, but
will train. Weekends required. Please ap-
ply in person to 120 Atlantic Blvd.
*
Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
0967.
CAREGIVERS NEEDED. American Home
Companions seeks compassionate, live-in
caregivers for the elderly. Must be able to
work weekends. 291-2400.
DENTAL ASSISTANT experienced, 1
ftilltime, I pan-ime Ponle Veaoa 'Call or
fax resurme i-. 5 ":-312
RECEPTIONIST/ CLERICAL. Must have
computer skills. Phone and clerical duties.
Fax resume 273-2475.
HOUSEKEEPERS MONDAY-FRIDAY.
Seeking responsible reliable individuals.
Must be bondable. Serious inquiries only.
Leave msg at 716-8824.

*BEACH DRIVERS*
Taxi Drivers needed to work Beach and
Intercoastal areas, at least 23 yrs. old,
good driving record. Call 249-0360.
REFERRAL COORDINATOR, experi-
enced required with Florida HMO Insuran-
ces. ICD9 & CPT Coding a must. Immedi-
ate opening. Competitive salary & bene-
fits. Call 241-8300 or fax resume
241-0831.
2 CUSTOMER Service Representatives.
(1) F/T, (1) PIT. Professional appearance
a must. Call 493-5245.


SERVER AND experienced Bartender
needed. Please apply in person, M-F,
10:30am-2pm, Giovanni's, 1161 Beach
Blvd., Jax Beach.


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ATLANTIC BCH- 3BR/2.5BA, Townhome,
fenced back yard, fireplace, laundry rm,
screened porch. No pets, $900/mo. 1929
Main Street, 565-2763.
3BR/ 1.5BA, Ponte Vedra, close to Beach
& JTB, $1200/mo., 294-1114.


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The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader


$7.75/hr. Apply within: Beaches Academy,
1725 Penman Rd. 246-3885.
SCAFFOLD ERECTORS, Iron Workers,
Carpenters (all types) and Laborers. Apply
in person: 203 S. 3rd St.,Jax Beach,
(904)249-8147. or 1840 Southside Blvd.
Suite 1A, (904)726-5661.
CHILDTIME LEARNING Centers seeks
experienced Pre-school Teachers &
Assistant Teachers. F/T & P/T available.
We offer a competitive salary & benefits
package. Call 273-6960 or fax resume to:
280-5742.
THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE BEACH
employs individuals in a variety of posi-
tions. For a listing of current opportunities
please visit us in person 11 N. 3rd St.,
2nd floor, send an email to:
personnel@jaxbchfl.net, or visit our
website www.JacksonvilleBeach.org
Drug free work environment, EOE, VP.
BONO'S BBQ in Neptune Bch is accept-
ing applications for F/T Cook nights and
weekends.. Apply in person 9am-11am or
2pm-4pm, M-F.
ACT NOW! 21 CDL-A Drivers needed *
36-43cpm/$1.20pm. $0 lease New trucks
CDL-A + 3 mos OTR. (800)635-8669.
TAYLOR LANE and Company Day Spa
hiring Hair Stylist and Esthetician, rent or
commission, health insurance and paid
vacation. Call Pamie Taylor 246-5263.
FIT HOUSEKEEPER. Energetic, self-mo-
tivated individual needed. Apply in person,
Ashford Court Assisted Living, 1700 The
Greens Way, Jax Bch, must enjoy Working
with the elderly. DFWP/ EOE.
HIRING Pizza Maker & Servers. Apply
within: 4765 Hodges Blvd. Call 821-4350.
FLOOR TECH
Full Time in Housekeeping Department at
a Premier Retirement Community. Floor
experience required. Excellent benefits
and work environment.. Applications avail-
able at Fleet Landing Security Gate, One
Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL;
Fax to 904-246-9447; email to
jobs@fleetlanding.com. EOE/Drug-free
workplace.
LIQUOR STORE Clerk, Bartender, Door
Person, Must be able to work days,
nights, weekends, and holidays. Must
pass drug test and background check.
Call Robert @ 465-0149.
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THE INN at Mayo Clinic seeking F/T & P/T
Housekeepers. Apply in person, 4400 San
Pablo Rd. 9am-5pm ask for Soraya at
Front Desk.
NOW HIRING Hair Stylist & PT reception-
ist. Good pay. Please call 821-4845.
DRIVER
Part time Driver at our premier retirement
community. Must have ability to help set-
up and/ or break-down for special events.
Must have flexible schedule and have a C
CDL Passenger Endorsement License.
Come join a great team! Excellent bene-
fits. Applications at Fleet Landing Security
Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd. Atlantic
Beach, FL; Fax to 904-246-9447; email to
jobs@fleetlanding.com. Website: fleet-
landing.com. EOE/Drug Free Workplace.
HELPER FOR vinyl floor covering. Drivers
license required. Call 403-5115.
BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.
REMODELING LEAD Carpenter, min.
5yrs remodeling exp. Tools, truck, referen-
ces. Reputable beach G.C. 247-2274.
OPTOMETRY, West Beaches, Front
desk, customer service, all office aspects.
Friendly personality, ability to multi-task,
bookkeeping, PC, medical office experi-
ence a plus. Fax resume to 221-6504.
DRIVER- BYNUM Transport needs quali-
fied drivers for Central Florida Local & Na-
tional OTR positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great benefits,
competitive pay & new equipment.
(866)GO-BYNUM. Need 2 years experi-
ence.
FULL TIME Receptionist/ Customer Serv-
ice individual. Excellent phone skills man-
datory, 8am-5pm. Call for appointment
(904)280-3903.



LOAN OFFICERS wanted. Correspondent
Lender is hiring! No license? No problem!
We offer leads, aggressive pay, flexible
schedule, in house processing, and more.
Training available. Lic# CL0702604. Call
(954)784-7172 x304.


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2/3 Days/Week in PVB .-, > ,. A

* Must Have Experience
w/Homemanagement/ Cooks
Housecleaning Call or Visit
* Must Have Car
* References Required 2 80-8999

226-1 Solana Road
A4-994Ponte Vedra Beach


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ESTABLISHED DAY Spa for sale at the DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT Ring, 1.2 car-
Beach. $100K. Call (904)536-4799 ats $1600. 993-1118.
PAWN SHOP, turn key, established over DELL PC: complete system, Penium 3
15yrs. Beach location. $200,000 OBO. processor, 128 MB, DVD Rom read only.
993-1118. Great condition. $125 OBO. 252-8283,


LEARN TO buy Foreclosures, tax liens,
and rehabs for pennies on the dollar. Men-
tor walks you through each deal A-Z to en-
sure success (800)433-4556.
POOL ROUTE for Sale- 20 pool route in
Beaches area. $25K cash. Unlimited op-
portunity for expansion. Can provide busi-
ness and on the job training. Monthly bill-
ing @ $2500. $500 commission for refer-
ral. (904)247-5737..
ALL CASH candy route. Do you earn
$800/day? 30 machines, free candy. All
for $9995. (888)629-9968. B02000033.
Call us: We will not be undersold!
LOAN OFFICERS wanted. Correspondent
Lender is hiring! No License? No problem!
We offer leads, aggressive pay, flexible
schedule, in house processing, and more.
Training available. Lic# CL0702604. Call
(954)784-7172 x304.


ACTIVE NANNY honest, dependable,
transportation & references. $10-$12/hr.,
any area. CPR & First Aid. P/T or F/T.
260-4915.
CHILD CARE in your home. Let me enjoy
your child with you. Good references and
background check. Flexible, 998-9684,
leave message.


CARETAKER/ MAINTENANCE exchange
for living quarters/ small salary. Jim,
(828)298-0837.


ABOVEBOARD MASSAGE
BEACHES BEST former chiropractor,
Dr. Pam 477-9916.


SITTER/COMPANION. I'LL stay nights
with ill dr elderly in their home. Local refer-
ences. 246-1206.
AMERICAN HOME Companions is rated
#1 for live in care. Call 220-1930.
DO YOU need relief from caring for elder-
ly or sick loved ones? I am state li-
censed, Alzheimers trained, experienced
and great references. Call Sherry,
904-541-1214, 904-477-1036.
SENIORS SAVE $
Private CNA/ HHA, CPR/ First Aid. Flexi-
ble shifts. $10-12/hr. Experienced, w/refer-
ences. 645-1813, 338-2200.
CARE GIVER for your loved one. Plenty
of compassion and care. Good referen-
ces, 998-9684, leave message.
CAREGIVER LOOKING for work in
Beaches area, CERT. 543-1860.
CAREGIVER- AFFORDABLE, honest, de-
pendable, exc. ref's. Licensed, insured.
Avail 24/7. Will consider live- in. 476-9492.
WITH LOVING CARE
Would like to provide companion service
for your elderly loved one. Doctor visits,
light cleaning. 923-0739,.
HOME CARE for adults or children in my
home. 25 yrs exp., references, flexible
hours. 343-1495.


YOUTH BEDROOM set, oak, Lexington,
good condition, $650, 280-1004.
KINGS SIZE bed, exc. cond., Serta per-
fect sleeper, Emerald Bay pillowtop mat-
tress, box spring, headboard, frame, all
linens/ comforter. $350. 247-3322.
LANDSCAPE TRAILER, 2004 Bray Trail-
er, inside diameter 12'3"x6'5" w/tool box
w/keys oni:frofintof t-railer,y has 4'x8' drop
tailgate, $950, (812)251-4242.
6 PIECE Bedroom Set includes queen
mattress & box, new still in boxes. $499.
Can deliver. 858-9350.
OAK, LARGE, heavy roll-top desk, excel-
lent condition, $1400 OBO. 338-1120.
20 FT. MOBILE catering event trailer, 2
huge smoker grills, stove, oven, refrigera-
tor, 3 compartment sink, stainless tables,
lighting. Sacrifice at $7995, 246-3497.
ENTERTAINMENT CTR, 3 pcs, walnut,
2yrs old, lighted. $1000 OBO. 343-7076.
AT&T PARTNER phone system. 5 phones
installed for $899. 249-8877.
BED- KING mattress set, $289. Can de-
liver. (904)391-0015.
BED- BRAND name queen set,
new, w/warranty $129. Can deliver.
(904)858-9350.
BED- BEAUTIFUL Temp-pedic Memory
Foam mattress & boxspring, new in
plastic w/warranty. $379. Must sell.
(904)858-9350.
5 PC Living Room set, Beach Cottage
style, $800 cash. Victoria 234-8562
HUGE $1 SALE
Belly Buttons Resale Shop. Clothing for
infants thru size 14-16. We buy and sell
toys, strollers, car seats, highchairs, etc.
We now carry Maternity. 2294 Mayport
Rd. #15 (by Commissary) 249-4040.
MURPHY BED/ home office unit, full, light
wood; great condition, barely used. Asking
$2300 OBO. Call 294-4659 for more info.


FOUR MAPLE dining room chairs, good
condition, style is Early American. Call
241-0035.
MOSH BMX Bike, great condition, light
aluminum frame, custom handle bars,
custom seat. $150 OBO, (407)342-7811.
LODGE AND CLUB IN PV MEMBER-
SHIP. 10% Discount. 352-258-9987.
EXERCISE BIKE, brand new $140. Fax
machine $30. Electric mower $30,
280-9241.
WANTED: 10 homes to show off our new
lifetime exterior paint. Call now to see if
your home qualifies. (800)961-8547.
(Lic.#CBC010111)
FULL-SIZE BEDROOM Set: headboard,
frame, dresser w/mirror, nightstand, matt-
tress/ boxspring. $500. 280-7856.


-HEART PINE, tongue & groove flooring
cut from antique Pine timbers. Installation,
stair material. FLORIDA HEARTWOOD
249-8310.


AUCTION 115+/- acres divided home-
sites, cropland, hunting, planted pines,
Worth County, GA. 2 commercial ware-
houses, Doerun, GA. Saturday, March 3
@ 10 a.m. (800)323-8388 www.rowellauc-
tions.com.


MULTI-FAMILY FRIDAY & Saturday 615
16th Ave. South. 859-7279
BEACH BOWL Youth League, multi- fami-
ly yard sale to raise funds for state touma-
ment at Beach Bowl on Beach Blvd., Sat.,
3/3, 8am-2pm.


MOVING SALE! Sat & Sun, Feb. 24/ 25
from 10am-3pm, 3564 Bay Island Circle
off South Bch Pkwy (Ocean Cay). Video
games, name brand clothing, designer
shoes & sunglasses, fitness equipment,
furniture, more!
LAURETTE INVITES you to come see her
in her new location. 2000sqft. of bargains,
plu 's Antiques. 75 11th St. No., Jax
Beach (next to Subway). 537-0503.


HONDA ELITE 80 Scooter, 1994, red,
runs great, 90mpg. $650. (904)502-9126.
2004 YAMAHA Virago, 250cc, black cruis-
er, only 1080 miles, Garage kept, immacu-
late condition. Comes with windsheild and
helmet. For only $2500.. Call today
(904)728-8996.


1993 DODGE Dakota. Well cared for,
camper, $1750 OBO, 422-2984:


MULTI- FAMILIES, Sat., 8am-? Baby
items, tools, something for everyone. 635 2000 TOYOTA 4-Runner SR5. A/C, stereo.
Florida Blvd. CD, $5000, 838-9786.


926 FLORIDA Blvd., Saturday, 8am. Fur-
niture, clothing, toys, household items.
Building material more.


MOVING SALE! 31 Valencia St., Satur-
day, 8am-noon,. Washer, dryer, holiday
decorations, children's clothing, misc.
MOVING SALE. Fri. & Sat., 8am-12noon,
Bimini Ct., off Ponte Vedra Lakes Blvd.,
entire household & office furniture, toys,
bicycles, TV, VCR, kitchenware, etc.
SATURDAY 8AM-NOON 203 & 205
South Roscoe Blvd. Furniture, household,
knick knacks, kids clothes, few antiques.


BOAT SLIP For Rent, HarbortOwn Marina,
40' with water & electric, $500. 463-2845.
BOAT STORAGE in PV. Visit
www.MarinaClubPV.com
40' BOAT SLIP for sale, exclusive Har-
bortown Marina. $164K. 463-2845.



2005 HD Softail Deluxe, mint condition,
475 miles, pearl blue & white, chrome &
,extras galore. $20,000. 821-0430.


2000 FORD Mustang convertible. Stereo
CD., new trans., $5900 838-9786.
2 FOR 1, 1991 Mazda Navajos, high mile-
age, run good, need clutch or transmis-
sion work. $1200 OBO, 246-3561 leave
message.
1996 HONDA Accord LX, 82K miles,
very good condition. $4900 OBO.
(904)314-5260.
2003 GRAND Cherokee Laredo, off lease
29K mi. Never smoked in. Perfect cond.
$12,800. 718-9301.


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ATLANTIC SEALING & STRIPING
Commercial and residential asphalt seal-
ing, striping, repairs, and hot rubber crack
filling. (904)307-3322. 10% off with this
ad.

TUTTLE HOME
IMPROVEMENTS, INC.
Specializing in all types of home repairs.
20yrs. experience. No Job Too Small!
Free Estimates. Doug Tuttle, 446-0051.
Licensed.


NEW YEAR'S CHANGE OUT SPECIAL
We service & sell all makes & models.
Free estimate. Family owned & operated
CAC1814887, Padgetts A/C, 588-5222.

KELLY'S HOUSECLEANING, seventeen
years experience, dependable service,
Call Kelly, 645-8648.
A TRULY TIDY house, that's what you'll
get from a professional cleaner with excel-
lent references. Call Hedy, (904)874-
8070..
PROFESSIONAL CLEANING, dependa-
ble. Reasonable rates, free estimates. Call
Roxanne (904)477-5398.
ORGANIZING- CLEANING: home, office,
closets. Also sewing, landscaping. Refer-
ences. 221-0801.
TOP NOTCH office cleaning, Beaches
area. Licensed & Insured, 868-4088.
WE PERSONALLY Clean Your HOUse
Very honest and darenaoajle 8 years in
business Call Tr,nc, 233-2621.
HOUSES WANTED to clean. 14 years ex-
perience. References. Maryann 377-6643.
DEPENDABLE HOUSECLEANING; rea-
sonable rates. Call 221-4915.
HOME & Construction Cleaning Service.
We do houses, apartments, offices, top to
bottom. Call Sandy for free estimate.
(904)497-0962.
BEACHES CLEANING. Residential, Com-
mercial; Move-in/ Move-out and Construc-
tion Cleaning. Weekly, Bi-weekly or
Monthly services provided. Call for free
estimate. 718-5471.


WOOD Fence Installation. 35yrs Experi-
ence. Mick Outdoor Enterprises.
241-7276, 838-9599.


SEASONED FIREWOOD full size .truck
load, twice the size of small truck. David
993-8348, Bubba 651-4564. Free delivery.
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THREE NICE china cabinets and couch,
759-1612.
WASHER &DRYER, $150; glass top din-
ing room table w/4 cloth recliner chairs,
$200 OBO, 434-3449.


OCEANSIDE CLEANING INDUSTRIES
Safe roof cleaning. Deck & fence
restoration. Pressure washing. Licensed &
Insured. Call Kevin, 994-0045.


MASSEY APPLICATIONS, INC.- pres-
sure washing, painting, drywall repair, tex-
ture & wallcoverings. 25 years experience.
Lic., insured, refs. (904)403-7389
www.paintersyoucantrust.com
A PLUS QUALITY PAINTING, INC. Top
knotch work guaranteed. Painting, trim,
carpentry, wood repair, pressure washing.
Licensed/ Insured. Free estimates.
861-9500.
RESIDENTIAL HOUSE painting. Interior &
exterior. Quality- fast- affordable,
(904)838-7186.
INTERIOR/ EXTERIOR Painting, Pres-
sure Washing, Sheetrock Repair, and
more. Free Estimates. Licensed and
Insured. Call 254-4105.

TWO "M" PAINTING
NEW CONSTRUCTION, remodeling and
repaint. Residential and commercial. Men-
tion this ad. 246-1529.


TWO M CONSTRUCTION
Repairs, specializing in termite damage.
246-1529.
WOOD REPAIRS. Termite & Rotten
wood, siding, stucco, repairs. Licensed
General Contractor. 247-9525.
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BEACHES HOME SERVICES. Painting, C&J REPAIR Services. Carpentry, Dry-
free estimates, work guaranteed, licensed, wall, Painting, Paperhanging, Tiling, etc.
610-7768. business insurance. 955-0593, 241-1461.


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Just JO
SPainting
& Wallpapering,
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Pressure Washing
Quality craftsmanship by
Joe DiMauro
30 years experience
Licensed Insured References
www.justjoepainting.com
Now Accepting ME
(904) 373-0680 (904) 229-9542



OCEAN ALLEY POOLS, INC. Weekly
cleaning, Chemical treatments and sup-
plies, Home Pressure Washing. High qual-
ity service, Discount pricing. Serving:
Jacksonville Beaches, Ponte Vedra, Fort
Caroline, InterCostal West. Family
Owned: Jeff: (904)463-1176.
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TO THE "T" Pools, Pool service & repair.
Call Tyler 226-2490. Splash into spotless,
affordable rates & free estimates.
DAVID'S POOL Service. Weekly cleaning.
Most residential pools $25/week+ chemi-
cals. Licensed, Insured. We make your life
a little easier. 285-0240.


HANDYMAN- EXPERIENCED and very
dependable for quality repairs, service
calls, painting, improvements and miscel-
laneous jobs. DAVE. 246-6628.

Complete
Home Improvement
& Handyman
ALL TYPES: Home Repairs,
Remodeling, Landscape,
Privacy Fencing,
Stone & Brick Pavers,
Stump Grinding & Hauling
WE DO IT ALL!!
15 yrs exp. Lic. & Ins. LLC
Free Estimates
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Nease boys earn first state soccer title


ABOVE: Nease High's Ryan Corning celebrates after scoring
against Merritt Island last Friday night in the Class 4A semifinal.
Corning pounced on a free kick from teammate Joe McKinley in
the ninth minute to put the Panthers in front 1-0.


ABOVE:
Nease mid-
fielder Palmer
Davis, far left,
prepares to
fire a shot on
goal off a cor-
ner kick in
front of Merritt
Island keeper
Matt Smith.
Palmer scored
on the play to
give Nease it's
2-0 winning
margin.
LEFT: While
hustling for a
loose ball in
the champi-
onship game,
momentum
carried
Nease's Alex
Castellanos
over the side
fence. He was
not injured on
the play.


HOME IMPROVEMENT

Read this monthly feature for your oi'n Home Impqrovement Projects.

Dor Air Quality: Challenges And Design Tips


ABOVE: Panthers midfielder Myles Wright receives a yellow
card from the referee during Saturday's state championship
game against Fernandina Beach.
BELOW: lan Svilokos bites his gold medal during the awards
ceremony following Nease's 1-0 victory over Fernandina Beach
High in the Class 4A state title game in Fort Lauderdale.


No matter if you are a
owner or if your home is
indoor air quality can
health, comfort, belongings
savings. The following is a li
air quality challenges home
face and the most comprehe
tive whole-home solutions.
Excess Moisture and Mo
High humidity levels in
promote harmful househo
including mold, bacteria,
mites, respiratory infection
rhinitis, and asthma. In a
indoor environment with e
ture can be uncomfortable-i
the temperature. To control
tions that lead to moisture
unhealthy airborne contam
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effect your below .50 percent.
and energy Energy Management
ist of indoor One of the simplest ways to reduce
owners can energy costs is to install a programma-
-nsive, effec- ble thermostat to automatically change
the home's temperature based on sched-
Id ule and lifestyle. Studies show a pro-
* the home grammable thermostat can save up to
Id particles, 30 percent a year on heating and cool-
fungi, dust ing bills.
)ns, allergic Indoor Pollutants/Allergens
addition, an According to the American Lung
excess mois- Association, "poor indoor air quality
regardless of can cause or contribute to the develop-
1 the condi- ment of or worsen chronic lung diseases
damage and such as lung cancer or asthma. In addi-
ainants, The tion, it can cause headaches, dry eyes,
nasal congestion, nausea and fatigue.
People who already have respiratory dis-
eases are at greater risk for problems
caused by poor indoor air quality." In
hi order to combat airborne allergens and
i '... other irritants circulating through the
house, homeowners can have a Whole-
ltng': Home Air Cleaner installed as part of
their heating and cooling system. These
furnace-mounted systems only require
annual maintenance and help clean all
of the air circulating through the home.
Dedlorpment Hot and Cold Spots
In a typical two-story home, the
ptimpn-htn ir upstairs can be 10 degrees warmer than
nd nhiii... the downstairs. One solution to help
regulate uneven temperatures is a
462 Zoned Comfort Control System. The
system divides the house into separate
zones using thermostats and smart con-
trols that only sends hot' or cold air
where needed. This allows the home-
owner to control the temperature in
Separate areas of the home. The result is
greater comfort and convenience as well
as potential energy savings of up to 20
C percent.
**o Contaminated Indoor Air
According to the Consumer Product
k 1 Safety Commission, "if too little out-
J- door air enters a home, pollutants can
'LUMBER accumulate to levels that can pose
health and comfort problems. Unless
they are built with dedicated mechani-
cal ventilation, homes that are designed
and constructed to minimize the
ERVICE amount of outdoor air that can "leak"
.INCE 1973 into and out of the home may have
higher pollutant levels than other
RF0037503 homes."


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